Feb. 10, 2020
A report co-produced by the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) and the Ford Foundation, has revealed that the government of Ghana is not doing enough in supporting Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with aid devices.
The report said there are no visible efforts of the state on ensuring PwDs have access to assistive devices.
Rather, the disability groups are leading efforts to seek support to provide assistive devices such as white canes, wheelchairs, and lenses for their members.
For example, it was revealed that in October each year, the Ghana Blind Union observes the International White Cane Day to call for support for its White Canes for all project.
The main aim of the project is to provide mobility training and white canes for all visually-impaired people in Ghana.
The Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled (GFSDP) has also been educating its members on the use of disability assistive devices.
Beyond the disability groups, some NGOs and philanthropists donate assistive devices to PwDs albeit on a small-scale and often limited to their areas of operation.