December 4, 2018


Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa, Patricia Appiagyei is advocating for inclusion of persons with disability in the nations development agenda as we continue to lose people to disability.

According to the Asokwa lawmaker census conducted in 2010 indicates that Ghana’s population with disability is three (3) percent and unemployed rate of person with disability has reached eighty-five percent in many countries.

She made this remarks in a statement on the floor of the House to mark this year’s international day of person with disability on the theme, “Empowering persons with disability and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

“Mr. Speaker, disability needs not be an obstacle to success, but currently most of our disabled persons are found begging on the streets, living under poor conditions with limited access to social amenities”.

Despite this limitations, persons with disability are breaking bounds and causing change to the pride of many Ghanaians, she pointed out.

The Asokwa lawmaker lamented over eighteen years on despite passing the disability Act, Act 715 directives to make all existing and new public buildings disability friendly, the directives had not seen full compliance.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/