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24.12.2007 General News

Blind Group Appeals to DAs

By GBC News

The Ghana Association of the Blind has expressed concern about the failure of most of the district Assemblies to abide by the Government's directive to disburse 2% of the District Assemblies Common Fund allocation to disabled persons.

The National Vice President of the Association, Kofi Bediako said the situation is creating a lot of problems and inconveniences to disabled persons and appealed to the assemblies to disburse the monies to them without any further delay.

He was speaking at the celebration of the International Disability Day, organized by the Ashanti Regional Branch of the Ghana Association of the Blind in Kumasi.
Mr. Bediako commended the government for passing the Disability Act and expressed appreciation to the Ghana Education Service and other educational institutions for employing members of the association.

The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the Association, George Kyeremateng said a large tract of land has been acquired at Kokode in the Bosomtwe-Atwima-Kwanwoma District of Ashanti for the establishment of a school for the blind.
He appealed to individuals, churches and organizations to assist the association with funds to enable it to establish the school.