World Bank Donates 20 Thousand Wheelchairs to Disabilities in Ghana
The Government of Ghana, in partnership with the World Bank, has handed over twenty thousand (20,000) wheelchairs to the Ghana Federation of Disabilities Organisations as part of ongoing interventions to improve their livelihoods and wellbeing.
This is the latest of several activities undertaken by the Government since 2017, including a 50% increase in the share of the District Assembly Common Fund for persons with disabilities.
In 2020, the partnership presented Ghs 4 million to two thousand (2,000) disabled men and women entrepreneurs under the Presidential Empowerment for Male and Female Entrepreneurs with Disability; and the handing over of 10,000 hospital beds to the Minister for Health for distribution.
Through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), the Government of Ghana also provided students living with disabilities in selected tertiary institutions with assistive technology-enabled devices and training to promote their digital inclusion in 2019 along with the provision of a 240 fit-for-purpose gender and disability-friendly school sanitation facilities to over 231,870 school pupils of low-income communities in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) through the GAMA Sanitation and Water Project.
According to a statement shared by the Ministry of Information in Ghana, government will continue to implement several initiatives to minimise circumstances that deny other citizens the benefits of personal mobility.