Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

It would be a challenge. The infrastructure of the city was great like 30 years ago, and probably still not ideal for folks with disabilities then, and has only declined. - Feb 2020

Yes. - Feb 2019

Very much so. - Jan 2019

Yes. There are no sidewalks and you need a car to get everywhere. - Apr 2018

Don't think it's a city that accommodates wheelchairs, not sure about other disabilities. - Sep 2017

Yes but not as much as in many other African capitals. One of the main shopping areas, Sam Levy, is quite accessible for example. - Jul 2017

Probably - a lot of buildings don't have facilities and elevators can often be broken. - Apr 2016

Yes. Few sidewalks. No infrastructure for those with disabilities. - Dec 2013

The city is not very friendly towards anyone who cannot walk without assistance. - Jul 2013

Medical care here, even in the privately-run clinics, is basic. I wouldn't come here with any serious medical issues. - Jun 2009

There is very little that has disabled or wheelchair access, sidewalks are cracking and in many cases dont exist any longer. There is however a school for the blind, and other institutions focusing on disabilities. - Sep 2008

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