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Ghana: Threat of protests over failure to implement disability law

Posted 31/5-11 at 21.25

Disability rights groups are threatening to march to the Osu Castle and Parliament House in Accra to protest the government's failure to bring in the necessary legislative instrument to implement the 2004 Disability Law. The Law provides for access to public places and equal employment opportunities.

Because the Law is not being used, many disabled people are forced to drop out of school due to lack of physical access to high schools and higher educational institutions.

According to Kofi Asamoah Nti, president of Empowering Ghanaians with Disability, government inaction is helping to create a society of beggars. He says, "I think the only option left now is for us to mobilize ourselves and demonstrate against government's foot dragging on the issue."




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