[ 2012-07-14 ]
Blind union commends government for the common fund raise
Nsawkaw (B/A), July 13, GNA – Mr Ebenezer Nsoah,
Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of Ghana Blind
Union, has commended government for ratifying the
United Nation (UN) Convention for the rights of
person with disabilities.
He thanked the government for increasing the two
percent share of the Common Fund for such persons
to three percent.
Addressing members of the Union at Nsawkaw in Tain
District, Mr Nsoah appealed to government to
expedite action on the passing of the Legislative
Instrument (LI) to enforce and strengthen the
Disability Law (ACT 715 of 2006).
Since there is no LI, the law is toothless and has
become a pretentious Act of Parliament to silence
the people with disabilities, he said.
Mr Nsoah said many blind persons had limited
access to health care, education, employment
opportunities, sports and recreation and suffered
He called on Ghanaians to eschew negative
tendencies against the blind and appealed to
politicians to conduct themselves in a manner that
would ensure that peace reigns in the country
saying what would happen during a political
upheaval would be unbearable for the many people.
The regional chairman called on politicians to
conduct peaceful campaigns to ensure successful
elections in December this year.
Mr Nsoah said “those who spark trouble should
first of all think about the situation of the
person with disability in their homes if there
should be mayhem in the country”.
He appealed to politicians to avoid intemperate
language on radio programmes.
Source - GNA
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