Monday 29th August, 2016
Accra, Aug. 29, GNA – The Reverend Stanley
Mensah, Deputy General Overseer of the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry (CEM),
has called on government to build institutions that can support disabled
He said the existence of such institutions
in Ghana will not only help make them independent but will also help harness
their abilities to enable them contribute to national development
Rev Mensah spoke to the GNA after his church
CEM organized an event to fete and provide medical care to thousands of persons
living with disability within the Accra metropolis.
He said: “I do not think that government has
an idea about the state of disability in the country,” adding that CEM’s continued
effort to fete and attend to the medical needs of disabled persons in Accra
should be an eye opener of the extent of the disability situation in the
Rev Mensah said his church saw a similar
things being done in London some years ago and they decided to replicate it in
Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Initiator of the Special
Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy
used the opportunity to talk to the pastor about cerebral palsy.
She said: “Cerebral Palsy is the single and
most popular cause of disability in children,” and urged the church to extend
support to families with cerebral palsy children, especially those in the rural
Mrs Awadzi also called for data and accurate
statistics on cerebral palsy in Ghana to enable government know the extent to
which it affects families and also affects policy formulation.
Ghana indeed needs institutions that
supports disabled people especially children to enhance their lives, she added.