20.02.2008 General News

Workshop for disabled opens in Accra

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Reverend Lawrence Lamina, Director of Handivangelism Africa, has called on Ghanaians to support disabled persons to enable them to develop their potentials.

Rev. Lamina made the call at the opening of a 10-day National Training Workshop for the leaders of disabled persons in Accra on Tuesday.

About 30 leaders of deaf institutions drawn from Mampong, Kumasi, Accra, Asamankese, Koforidua and Tema are attending the workshop.

Rev. Lamina said disabled persons should not be sidelined in the country but rather assisted to develop their potentials.

He therefore called for a systematic approach to their needs to enable them to lead a normal life.

Rev. Lamina also called on all to accept the disabled persons and avoid all forms of discrimination against them.

The Director, who is also the Director of Echoing Hills Village, a Non-Governmental Organization, called on organizations to take into consideration the disabled when they are putting up buildings.

He thanked the government for passing the Disability Bill, which he said would be of benefit to the disabled persons.

Mr Lewis Meyer, Course Director, said the disabled persons had a God given talent and potentials and must be given the necessary assistance to become independent in society.

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