Hon Abla Dzifa Gomashie, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has commended the Midland Savings and Loans Company Limited for supporting Ghana Blind Union to raise funds to purchase canes for the blind. The Deputy Minister made this known in an email in reaction to news that the savings and loans company is helping the Ghana Blind Union to launch a program to raise funds for the blind at a ceremony at Novotel Hotel in Accra on Tuesday June 23. On learning about the good intention of the Midland Savings and Loans Company, Hon Abla Gomashie, also a Council Member of Ghana Blind Union exclaimed by saying “Great. We thank Midland Savings and Loans for their support”. Other members of the Ghana Blind Union who learnt of the good intention of the savings and loans company expressed delight and asked other companies and individual philanthropists to emulate the shining example of the financial institution. It is significant to note that the program will coincide with the World Disability Day celebrations being held throughout the world on June 23. According to Mr. George B. Hagan the Public Relations Officer of the Midland Savings and Loans Company Limited, his company is happy to give support to the blind through the Ghana Blind Union
He said, the white cane, which is a tool for empowerment of the blind, is not accessible to most blind people in most countries including Ghana because they can’t afford it. Midland Savings and Loans Company Ltd is therefore eager to sponsor the launch to raise public awareness as well as funds to purchase the canes to be distributed to the visually impaired in the society free of charge.
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