Persons with disability to sue government institutions

All government and state institutions risk being sued for not restructuring their buildings and making them easily accessible to persons living with disability.

All government and state institutions risk being sued for not restructuring their buildings and making them easily accessible to persons living with disability.

The Ghana federation of the disabled says it has waited for far too long for these institutions to abide by the disability act which calls for such restructuring.

The act mandates that all new buildings and public facilities built after 2006 the year the act came into force be disability friendly.

Existing structures before 2006 were also supposed to be restructured to make them accessible to the disabled.

But the federation says government and other public institutions have with impunity disregarded the laws.

Currently the state is in court over failure to provide structures on the N 1 highway for the disabled. The advocacy officer at the Ghana federation of the disabled, Isaac Tuggun told XYZ News, disabled persons are being taken for granted in Ghana.

Source: radioxyz

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