Ghana moves to make public facilities accessible to the disabled

ACCRA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Ghana on Wednesday launched a policy document to make public facilities accessible to persons with disabilities (PWDs).

The Ghana Standards on Accessibility Design (GSAD) document provides specification on how buildings, roads and recreational centers should be designed so as to make them accessible to all, especially the PWDs.

Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Della Sowah, said addressing crucial challenges that affected the people was at the core of Ghana's sustainable development.

Disability experts say though PWDs have a legal entitlement and a right to access mainstream opportunities, services, programs, public events and infrastructure, many in Ghana experience profound exclusion.

The situation leads to poor health service delivery, lower levels of education, poor training, lack of employment participation, social exclusion, and failure to access basic goods and facilities. Enditem

[ Editor: 刘家铭 ]


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