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Savana Signatures educates PWDs on gender-based violence and HIV/AIDs

“Everybody has a form of disability, disability doesn’t make a person incapable to contribute to society, but an opportunity to rise above the challenge life throws at us,” she said.

District Chief Executive for Central Tongu, Mr. Thomas Moore Zonyrah highlighted the need to support and make the country’s systems, particularly infrastructure, disability friendly.

He said the law requires the Ghana Education Service (GES) to make their schools disability friendly. He commended the GES in the district for ensuring an inclusive education system where PWDs are allowed to learn with able-bodied counterparts.

He commended the District Assemblies who support PWDs with funds to pay their fees, adding that the assembly in its bid to ensure inclusiveness, gives equal opportunities to persons with disabilities to take up positions within the Assembly.

He also condemned the actions of some PWDs engaged in selling equipment meant to support their livelihoods.

Savana Signatures educates PWDs on gender-based violence and HIV/AIDs

The Project Manager for Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), Mr. Elikem Agbenyo disclosed that Savana Signatures has over the past 13 years been promoting and advocating the right and well-being of PWDs across Ghana through various technological platforms.

He said PWDs can get access to reproductive health and gender-based violence information, counseling, and referral to health centers and social justice institutions at no cost via a toll-free helpline number 0800 00 11 22.

He noted that with the support of UNESCO Ghana and its partners, the YEP has implemented in the Central and South Tongu District to empower over 6,000 in-school adolescents including PWDs, with accurate and age-appropriate reproductive health information every month.”

Savana Signatures educates PWDs on gender-based violence and HIV/AIDs

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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said loyalty alone is not enough for a good leader in assessing his appointees.

The leader should be able to reshuffle his appointees when the need be, Mr Kufuor said.

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Speaking when the leadership of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) called on him, former President Kufuor said during his tenure as president, “I didn’t reshuffle just for the frequency of it. No.”

He was responding to a question on what he makes of reshuffles by presidents.

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Loyalty is not enough for a leader, reshuffle when necessary - former President Kufuor

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Mr Kufuor used the late Gladys Asmah as an example and said she was loyal to him [Kufuor] such that “she helped me so much when I was canvassing for president.”

“But along the way I saw that, she was not pulling the support the way I expected from the ladies, the women.

“So I said, perhaps, Mrs Asmah will be more effective going to the Fisheries [Ministry] to open the fish hub for us [government], so that is how I did the reshuffle.

The late Gladys Asmah was Minister of Women and Children Affairs and was later reshuffled to the Fisheries Ministry by former President Kufuor during his era.

Clarifying, Mr Kufuor added, “So I didn’t reshuffle just for the frequency of it; no.”

“The president’s role is like the coach; not just a team leader.

“You have to know what your ministers are doing, whether they are being positive or whether they’re just being average when you expect more from them, and you should have the courage to say you don’t belong here, go there, or perhaps sit aside.

That is how I did mine and that thing should not be seasonal, it should be continuous.”

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