The Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD) has renewed its appeal to the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint some of its members as district chief executives.
The society mentioned the names of Kwaku Ntim Twumasi and Martin Obeng, as Municipal Chief Executive and District Chief Executive, for Ejisu-Juaben and Sunyani West, respectively.
It noted that, so far, the pair is the only persons with physical disabilities (PWDs) in the race for the 216 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMDCE) positions.
The GSPD’s appeal was made in a statement issued and jointly signed by the Reverend John Mefful, President of the society, and Clifford Owusu Ansah, the National Public Relations Officer.
It said the society was confident that President Akufo-Addo was not going to disappoint the country’s five million people with disabilities population.
The statement said it was only fair to give the two gentlemen, the society described as capable, hardworking and resourceful, the opportunity to serve in the government.
It added that “we must as a nation, make concerted effort to include persons with disability in our governance system to realise the all-inclusiveness”.