Students with disabilities in Ghana want Legislative Instrument to enforce Disability Act

Africa, February 6 2012

WINNEBA, GHANA: Students with disabilities of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), have appealed to Government to put in place a Legislative Instrument to enforce the National Disability ACT (ACT 715) of 2006 to enable them access free education.

Mr. Mark Akubire Attia, President of the Association, made the appeal when he addressed a forum to celebrate the world Disability Day at Winneba last Friday.

It was under the theme: “Together for development for Better World including persons with disabilities on development.”

They also appealed to the Government, political parties and the Electoral Commission (EC) to ensure that this year’s elections were conducted in a transparent, free and peaceful manner chaos.

The President said when conflict erupted, it was people with disabilities who suffered the most and stressed the need for a peaceful elections devoid of any trouble.

Mr. Attia also emphasized the need for the Government to employ sign language interpreters in all agencies and departments, especially in the law courts, Police stations and health facilities for their counterparts, people with hearing disabilities to access proper and fair judgement.



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