#SONA: Stop discriminating against disabled people – Mahama

President Mahama has expressed misgivings about maltreatment of persons with disability in the country.

He said the rate at which some of these persons are prevented from occupying significant positions in the society is worrying.

Also, he said these persons deserve to be treated fair in thesame manner other persons are treated.

Delivering the State of the Nation Address, President Mahama said the country will chalk great successes if these persons are given the opportunity to put their talents to good use.

He said their disability does not mean they are incapable of rising up to any challenge.

He lauded Mr. Ivon Greenstreet, the Presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Dr. Seidu Danaa – both physically challenged, for their successes thus far.

Mahama said, to strengthen the cause of persons with disability in the country, he has asked the “administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund to increase the Ghana Disabled Fund from the current 20 percent to 30 percent.”

He cautioned the citizenry to desist from actions which will unroll the social protection strides of the country.

He advised them to work with his government to remedy the issue.

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