The Bosome Freho Chapter of the Rights and Responsibilities Initiatives Ghana (RRIG) joined the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. On the same day, the district edition was held at Asiwa Methodist Church. The celebration’s theme was “Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: Innovation’s Role in Fuelling an Accessible and Equitable World.”
The celebration’s goal was to:
- Donate to Disability Charities
- Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Policies
- Improve Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility
- Access Employee Diversity
- Make a Public Statement of Support
- Assist People with Health Conditions and Impairments
The program brought together about twenty (20) girls and boys with disability from various communities across the district.
Mr. Kingsley Opoku Mensah, the District Assembly’s representative for social warfare and community development, encouraged the community to embrace persons with disability in their various social gatherings, church activities, and so on, and that they must be given equal opportunities to contribute to the various discourse. He indicated that people with disabilities must be given equal employment opportunities to maximize their potential and that the community must not discriminate against them in the patronage of goods and services for them to become financially self-reliant. They must be included in economic workshops, skill training, and other economic forums that appear to harness society’s economic potential.
Mrs. Aba Oppong, the RRIG coordinator, encouraged participants not to rely solely on their parents and not to wait for government LEAP benefits, but rather to be with themselves by engaging in activities that will help them generate income to sustain their living.
Mrs. Victoria Adomako also of RRIG advises parents to constantly monitor their children’s movements to prevent child defilement and rape, which can result in teenage pregnancies.
s who live in our various communities can realize their full potential and God-given talents when they are actively involved in the country’s political, social, and economic development processes.