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Ghana: Parliament apologises to Persons With Disability

The Ghanaian Parliament has apologized to persons with disability who

were not able to access the chamber of Parliament when they visited

the house this week.

Some disabled persons were guests of Parliament this week to observe

proceedings on the floor as MPs discussed issues about the disability

Act.

It was however revealed that even though Parliament passed the law in

2006 it is yet to undertake necessary structural changes to make the

facility disability friendly.

Deputy Director of Public Affairs in Parliament, Kate Addo told Joy

News, the house is making efforts to address the problem.

The incident she noted "is unfortunate but to a large extent we've

made provision to ensure that people who cannot move about very easily

have other means of going to various destinations on the block."

"We will like to apologize to those who couldn't access the building

and promise that next time we will take cognizance of the fact that if

anything like that should happen, we would have prepared for it," she

added.

Kate Addo noted that it is unfortunate that the old block lacks access

for people with physical disabilities.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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