Persons With Disabilities wants equal opportunities; not our sympathy –  Mahama

Persons With Disabilities wants equal opportunities; not our sympathy – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has admonished the people of Ghana to give equal opportunities to people with disabilities instead of sympath

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has admonished the people of Ghana to give equal opportunities to people with disabilities instead of sympathy.
Speaking at the launch of the CEM  Ability Village, a charity project focusing on the empowerment of persons with disability (PWD) to live more dignified lives in the society, former President Mahama said that Persons with Disability do not need sympathy of the society but rather want equal opportunities. He said such persons want to be recognised and urged society to end all forms of discrimination against them.
He gave examples like the software engineer Farida Bedwei, who has proven that given the opportunity, PwDs can even do better than many with no disability.
Former President Mahama joined  Rev. Steve Mensah and his Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry today to launch the Charity project.
Mr Mahama said Ghana has many legislations intended to help protect and improve the lives of PwDs but enforcement has not been effective.
 He has since promised to focus his attention as the leader of the National Democratic Congress and President of Ghana in 2021.
The proposed 2,000 acres 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.