Ghana to organize ICT training for persons with disabilities

Africa, March 7 2012

LAGOS: The Chief Executive of Birim North District in Ghana Mavis Ama Frimpong has revealed that the Assembly would be organizing an Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) training for persons with disabilities.

She said the training was in connection with Vice President John Dramani Mahama’s initiative to support persons with disabilities to have knowledge in ICT to enhance their knowledge.

She said the assembly would also organize a non-formal education program in sign language for deaf people without any formal education to be able help to communicate with others and would work with telecom operators to better assist those in need of assistance.

This is in line with the “better Ghana agenda” which is not only for developmental projects but also to care for persons with disabilities.

Frimpong said, out of the GH¢82,105 allocated to persons with disabilities in her district, only GH¢56,200 had been disbursed and therefore called on others to join the Association so that they could also benefit from the fund.

She also urged persons with disabilities to be ambassadors for peace in the upcoming election in the country.


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