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Mr Moses Asaga, the Employment and Social Welfare Minister, has said that the government would support people with disability to import and re-configure vehicles to suit their situation.

They would, however, have to go through driving test at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority.

He was speaking at the launch of the silver jubilee celebration of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled at the Wadoma Hotel in Kumasi.

25 years existence, achieving social inclusion, economic independence and equality for persons with disabilities, is the theme for the celebration.

Mr Asaga noted that those with disability had for long been sidelined to the extent that public buildings were unfriendly to them.

He warned that new public buildings that did not make provision for the physically challenged would be sanctioned.

He pledged to personally engage the Ghana Employers' Association in discussions to get them to hire more qualified disabled people in their companies and institutions.

Mr Asaga announced that about 5,000 physically challenged are to receive skills training, upon completion of which, they would be given loans to start their own businesses.

This is being done under a partnership arrangement with the rlg Communications Group.

Mr Joseph Adu Boampong, President of the Federation, appealed to the political parties to conduct their electioneering campaigns peacefully.

He said they should not do anything to disturb the peace and security of the nation.
Source: GNA

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