The Deputy General Overseer of the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry (CEM), Reverend Stanley Mensah, has called for the building of more institutions that support disabled persons.
Disability in the country
He said CEM’s decision to fete and attend to the medical needs of disabled persons in Accra alone was an eye opener to the extent of disability in the country, adding that his church saw a similar thing being done in London some years ago, so they decided to replicate it in Ghana.
An initiator of the Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy, Mrs Hannah Awadzi, used the opportunity to talk to the pastor about cerebral palsy.
She said: “Cerebral Palsy is the single and most popular cause of disability in children,” and urged the church to extend support to families with cerebral palsy children, especially those in the rural areas.
Mrs Awadzi also called for data and accurate statistics on cerebral palsy cases in Ghana to enable the government to know the extent to which it affects families and policy formulation, adding that, Ghana indeed needed institutions that would support disabled people, especially children, to enhance their lives.