04 Jun
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PWDs Lauds CleRMoC 19 Initiatives to Address Inequalities in Interventions

Some physically challenged in Agbogbloshie and Bukom in the Greater Accra region say they are in a dilemma regarding how they fit into government’s initiatives in supporting poor communities during the lockdown.

The concerns of the physically challenged bring to light the need to seriously address issues of inequities as part of national interventions targeted at the vulnerable in the lockdown communities to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

It is in recognition of the fact that government cannot do it alone that the Peoples Dialogue on Human Settlement through its sponsors is working to addressing the issues of inequities.

In Bukom and Agbogboloshi alone, some over thirty physically challenged persons are being supported with daily stipends of Ghc10.00 each including breakfast to the vulnerable.

Some public spaces within these communities as part of the support have been supplied with hand washing facilities and PPE to ensure effective hand washing and prevention against the spread of the Coronavirus.

“While we wait on government and hoping some lessons are drawn from this initiative by the Peoples Dialogue, we can only thank them and their sponsors for their support” a PWD made the statement on behalf of the beneficiaries.

This support they say has come at the right time when they needed help at the time of the lockdown.

Government has begun some initiatives targeted at supporting poor communities. However, issues of inequities are challenges needed to be addressed in order to achieve a much more better impact.

“We cannot treat everybody equally since we differ in potentials and weaknesses. This is why issues of our inequities need much attention in ensuring these interventions from the government achieve it’s desired an impact” the Chief Executive of the Peoples Dialogue, Farouk Braimah noted.

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