NGO calls for support for the disabled
Koforidua, July 3, GNA – Mr. Cephas Torkornoo, the founder of Positive Ideas International Foundation (PIIF) has called for support for people with disability.
He called for vocational training for people with disability to enable them fend for themselves rather than begging.
Mr Torkornoo said people with disability must be given the opportunity to work in public institutions to boost their confidence.
Mr. Torkornoo was speaking at a free medical outreach programme organized by his foundation at Oyoko and surrounding communities.
He urged his fellow disable people to desist from begging on the streets and go into skills training to make them relevant to the nation.
He appealed to other non-governmental organization, individuals, institutions and organizations to assist Vivian Brentum Afriyie, a seven-year-old girl who is blind, deaf, dump and cripple for her to have access to education.
Nana Adjei Boateng the Member of Parliament for New Juaben North, called on Ghanaians to undertake regular health screening.
He said more emphasis needed to be placed on how to prevent ailments and appealed to government to structure the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cover regular free health screening.
Nana Boateng appealed to telecommunication companies to channel some of their resources to support such programs that would benefit the deprived.
Ms Deborah Tayo Akakpo, the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager of Tigo, said her outfit is very grateful to be part of the exercise.
The participants were screened for diabetes, malaria, breast cancer, HIV Testing and Counselling, eye test, instant HB monitor with free medication.
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