The Upper East Regional President of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD), David Aniah has boasted of the organization’s firm stand and achievements in the Upper East Region. According to Mr. Aniah, the GFD is very solid in the region because of its great work.
He spoke on the Day Break Upper East Show on A1 Radio.
“The Federation in the Upper East Region is very solid because of the kind of work that we do for persons with disabilities in the Upper East Region. I’m not praising myself but if you compare the activities that we carry out and the visibility of the organization in the region and compare it to other regions, you would realise that the Upper East Region stands tall among all the 16 organizations and we meet, so we know those who are on top; those who are not on top.”
“Basically, the advocacy for the benefit of persons with disabilities stands stall. And so we make sure that whatever we can do as an organization to make sure that a person with a disability has a fulfiled life. We’re always ready to work.”
The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations represents over 3 million persons with disabilities in Ghana. It is a civil society organization which brings together the key organizations of persons with disabilities in Ghana.
GFD champions engagements towards assuring the rights of persons with disabilities to access education, employment, health, economic welfare, recreation, the built environment, justice, information and governance.
Mr. Aniah said “unfortunately we don’t get government subventions apart from the Disability Common Fund. But as we speak government owes the various assemblies that include the disability fund and any other fund related to the district assembly common fund. I’m very sure that we have only received that of the first quarter of 2022, the rest are still in arrears.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana