The Deputy Minister for Gender Children and Social Protection, Hon. Freda Prempeh has appealed to Ghanaians to stop abusing persons living with disabilities.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament Tuesday December 3 when commenting on the commemoration of International day for persons with disabilities, the Member of Parliament for Tano North Constituency said, PWDs should not be discriminated against on the grounds that they are visually impaired or sitting in wheel chairs.
The theme for this 2019 IDPD is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’.
The theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
”Our physically challenged people don’t deserve to be abused in any form. They don’t deserve to be abused in anyway. They don’t deserve to be molested in anyway. They don’t deserve to be raped or defiled”,she said.
”So we speak and we are calling it out to all of us to ensure that we give the same treatment that we give to able people to our disabilities friends”.
”You can’t say that because the person is visually impaired, or sitting in a wheel chair you can treat him or her anyway”.
He called on all Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Chief Executives(MMDCEs) ensure the 3% common fund earmarked for PWDs are put into good use.
By: Akua Nyarko Abronoma/Dinpafm.com