May 3, 2018

Member of Parliament (MP) for the Krachi Nchumuru constituency in the Volta region, John Majesi has called on all stakeholders to ensure that Persons with Disability (PWDs) are well catered for in order to ensure an inclusive society.

The MP made the call as he expressed satisfaction about the Land Bill, 2018 which is currently before Parliament for consideration.

According to the MP who is an ardent advocate for the Rights of Persons With Disability, his satisfaction was informed by provisions made by the Land Bill, 2018 to cater for rights of those in the less privileged segment of society.

Expressing an initial comment about the Bill during a stakeholder forum by the Lands and Forestry Committee in Accra, Mr Majesi noted with delight that section 8 of the Land Bill, 2018 took cognizance of the concerns of persons with disability as presented by Civil Society Coalition on Land.

The MP who is a member of the Lands and Forestry Committee stated that 15% of every population constitutes persons with disability hence the need for laws to cater for their needs.

By Christian Kpesese/