Flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party and the only person with disability (PWD) running for the top office, Ivor Greenstreet, has promised strong initiatives from his government concerning that segment of the population if he’s elected.
Speaking in the Eastern Region at a conference for PWD’s, Mr Greenstreet promised implementation of policy that addresses their needs, including the Disability Act and the relevant clauses in the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disability.
These would trigger governmental interventions to supply free education, healthcare and other social programs for PWD’s.
“So apart from all the things we know are supposed to be done – implementation of the Disability Act, implementation of the clauses in UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disability. They came out with some key areas that they said we should use as our focus – transportation for all persons with disability should be free, healthcare for persons with disability should be free, that education from Kindergarten to Tertiary for persons with disability should be free, that we should pass a law that requires all employers whether public employers or employers in the private sector, to employ 5% of their employees as persons with disability,” he said.
He added that he would make history in becoming Ghana’s first PWD President.