Disability support organization raises concern about the use of children as guide for PWDs
Goaso, December 01, 2022
A disability support focused organization has expressed dislike and totally discouraged the use of children of school-going-age as guide, personal aid and assistance to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
The organization described the situation as an affront and abuse of child right, therefore implored leadership of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organization (GFD) and other disability organizations to monitor and bring it to a halt.
Mrs Vivian Sarpomaa Fiscian, the leadership and government advisor at the Ghana Somubi Dwumadie expressed the dislike in an interview with thefourlens.com at Goaso.
Ghana Somubi Dwumadie is a disability focus organization with funding support from the UK Aid, working mainly for PWDs including persons with mental health conditions.
“We discouraged and don’t accept it entirely and we take serious exception in that regard”Mrs Sarpomaa stressed.
She emphasized “we are not going to tolerate that and don’t tolerate begging on the street, that is why we are building their capacities and helping them to get sustainable socioeconomic livelihood support”
This was after a sensitization, capacity building and empowerment training for beneficiaries of the District Assembly Disability Common Fund in the Ahafo region.
The nationwide capacity building organized and facilitated by the Ghana Somubi Dwumadie was to help the PWDs’ get indepth knowledge about the new guidelines document for the disbursements and management of the disability common fund.
It was to empower them to hold their fund disbursement And management committee accountable in terms of mismanagement, political interference and unwarranted delays.