Vice President Dr Muhammadu Bawumia has called on Ghanaians to reduce their dependency on the government.
Speaking at the launch of the CEM Ability Village, an inclusive centre intended to help address the challenges facing persons with disabilities (PWDs), the Vice President urged Ghanaians to share the responsibility of care for PWDs with the government.
“CEM Ability Village shows that we do not have to wait for the government to do everything. We are all responsible for our fellow brothers and sisters living with a disability”, Dr Bawumia noted.
He noted that the CEM Ability Village is evidence that Ghanaians do not have to wait for the government to do everything and that everyone is responsible for their fellow brothers and sisters with disabilities.
Dr Bawumia called for support for the Centre, urging Corporate Ghana to invest its resources in cash and kind to ensure the initiative’s success.
“All of us must play our part by supporting this initiative. This shining example of helping others irrespective of gender, tribe, religion, and background calls for corporate Ghana and individuals to support the construction of this Empowerment Centre.”
Dr Bawumia emphasised that people with disabilities face various social, physical, educational, transportation, and communication barriers that affect their full inclusion in society.
He added that the government must support the CEM Ability Village.
“We are witnessing a fine example of responsibility sharing to address challenges facing persons with disability, and this calls for our overwhelming support from us as Government.”
The 2,000-acre, 9,000-home Integrated Community and Empowerment Centre for Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) is situated at Agortor-Kope in the Ningo-Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region.
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