Africa Sep 16, 2016
GHANA: The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD) has launched the Northern Regional Disability Advocacy Network to help advance the cause of persons with disabilities in the region.
The Regional Disability Advocacy Network, which is composed of representatives from public institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), will share information, learn from different organisations and advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The formation of the network forms part of the Expanding Participation for persons with disabilities project being implemented by GFD with support from the United States Agency for International Development to build capacity of persons with disabilities to ensure their inclusion in all national affairs.
Madam Beatrice Akua Mahmood, Project Coordinator of GFD, who spoke during the launch in Tamale, said the network would work to strengthen as well as ensure effective advocacy interventions concerning persons with disabilities.
Alhaji Abdul Razak Saani, Northern Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education, who launched the network on behalf of GFD, urged members of the network to work to create more awareness about challenges facing persons with disabilities in the region.
Alhaji Saani said the formation of the network was timely as it brought together persons with disabilities organisations and related NGOs to pool resources towards a common good by promoting issues of persons with disabilities in the region.