General News of Friday, 5 April 2013
The Ghana Federation of the Disabled is considering suing all government and state institutions for not restructuring their buildings and making them easily accessible to persons living with disability.
According to the Ghana Federation of the Disabled, it has waited for far too long for these institutions to abide by the disability Act which calls for such restructuring.
Existing structures before 2006 were supposed to be restructured while those constructed after 2006 should automatically be accessible.
In an interview with Citi News, the president of the Federation Yaw Ofori Debrah indicated that they would seek legal action.
“It means that society is not making life bearable for persons with disability” he said.
According to him, the accessibility clause had been neglected by some citizens and companies.
“Some of the buildings that were evaluated had complied with the disability act” he said.
We will therefore take legal action against both private and government institutions who have not complied with the law.