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Regional News of Sunday, 31 May 2015

Source: GNA

National Council to mark day of persons with disability

The National Council on Persons with Disability (NCPD) and the Ghana Federation for the Disabled would on June 23 commemorate the national day for persons with disability.

A statement from the NCPD said the commemoration of the day seeks to raise awareness about the sidelining of persons with disability in the national development agenda and to recognise institutions whose operations include persons with disability (PWDs)

The NCPD said the day would be marked with a seminar at the Conference Room of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association and with radio and television programmes to educate the public on issues concerning persons with disability.

The statement said the theme for this year’s celebration is: “Accessibility to Transport and Health Services for Persons with Disability: A matter of Concern for All.”

Participants would include the ministries, departments and agencies, metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies, civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations.

The celebration of the day is expected to increase appreciation of PWDs and institutions that champion their course, and to increase the inclusion of PWDs in the national development agenda.