John Dramani Mahama has indicated that his Government, when voted into power again will focus more on the enforcement of legislations intended to help protect and improve the lives of Persons with Disability (PwDs) in our soceity.
He disclosed this in a post he made on his Facebook page after he had attended a function to launch a charity project at the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry during the weekend.
“I joined the Rev. Steve Mensah and his Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry today to launch the CEM Ability Village, a Charity project that is focusing on the empowerment of persons with disability (PwD) to live more fulfilling and dignified lives in our society.
Persons with Disability do not need our sympathy. They want equal opportunities. They want to be recognised and they want all forms of discrimination against them to end. We have examples like software engineer Farida Bedwei, who have proven that given the opportunity, PwDs can even do better than many with no disability.
We have many legislations intended to help protect and improve the lives of PwDs but enforcement has not been effective, and it is one of the areas I will focus my attention as leader of the National Democratic Congress and President of Ghana in 2021.
The proposed 2,000 acre CEM Ability Village will be a purpose-built community for PwDs in Ningo, here in the Greater Accra Region, where PwDs will enjoy full and equal rights, be included and play active roles in society”.