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Business News of Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Source: Class FM

ACEP launches braille version of GHEITI Report

In a bid to ensure an all-inclusive and effective deliberation in the oil and gas sector, the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has launched the braille version of the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparencies Initiative (GHEITI) report.

The braille version of the report would ensure that the physically-challenged, particularly the visually-impaired, appreciate and contribute meaningfully in the extractive sector.

Speaking in an interview with Class Business, Executive Director at ACEP, Benjamin Boakye said he is hopeful the braille version of the report would enable the physically-challenged to make a great impact in the oil and gas industry.

He said: “ACEP has been working on the extractive sector for some time and we’ve been analyzing government policies, proposing policies and programmes and then also analyzing government expenditure."

"What we recognize lately is that the physically-challenged are not being considered in the way we spend the money and also putting out information for them to be part of the discussion on how revenues are used."

“So, what we decided to do is to mainstream inclusiveness into our work, provide information to our physically-challenged, particularly the blind, who were almost always cut out as far as the topic is concerned.”

For his part, President of the Ghana Blind Union, Dr Peter Obeng Asamoah said the braille version of the report will enable them to contribute immensely to the oil and gas sector.

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