Another organisation has joined a growing number of calls to scrap Radiomarathon, saying it fosters pity towards people with disabilities.

On Tuesday, the organisation for cerebral palsy and other disabilities ‘Embrace of Hope’ issued a statement saying the government’s efforts along with the state broadcast to promote fundraising instrumentalises children with disability to raise money.

“At the same time, it promotes and advertises private businesses.”

The organisation called for Radiomarathon to be scrapped in its entirety, saying the government is shirking from its responsibilities towards people with disabilities.

Akel last week backed the criticisms of people with disabilities over the annual Radiomarathon fund-raising foundation for being condescending towards them.