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05 July 2017

Toll booth Job for PWDs: We are grateful – PWDs to gov’t

Persons With Disability (PWDs) has welcomed government’s move of securing jobs for them (PWDs) in the Road Toll Initiative being rolled out by government.

At least 50 percent quota has been reserved for persons living with disability in the manning of toll booths across the country.

The figure represents a total of 200 slots, but the initiative has commenced with about 80 PWDs across the nation.

The initiative forms part of commitment the sector Minister, Kwasi Amoako Attah pledged during his vetting to reserve at least 50 percent quota in all contracts in respect of manning toll booths for PWDs.

Commenting on the development on Anopa kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM, a Board member of the Ghana Federation of Persons with Disability, Mr. Matthew Annor Kodom said it is impressed with the NPP government’s policy on PWD’s that seeks to create an environment to absorb them in contributing to the economy.

“This is a step in the right direction and we are grateful to the government for recognizing that Persons with Disabilities are valuable human resources for the country. Eventhough the number is insignificant relative to the population of PWDs in the country, we believe that the move will go a long way to improve the lots of our members. We are also by this way calling on government to open up the policy to absorb more persons living with disabilities.”

He said the move by government has thus given impetus to their membership drive as more individuals living with disabilities are clamoring for them to be registered with the association within the various communities across Ghana.

According to him, majority of persons with disabilities can lead a better quality of life if they have equal opportunities and effective access to rehabilitation measures.

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