THE FLYING RATE AT WHICH CHILDREN ARE BECOMING PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED IN THE DISTRICT IS SO DISTURBING ~ DCE CHARGES PARENTS TO BE MORE RESPONSIBLE
The District Chief Executive for Twifo Atti-morkwa district of the central region Hon. Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi has described the increasingly rate at which children at the ages of 6, 7, to 11 years are becoming physically disabled as abnormal and disheartening.
This was revealed when the Twifo Atti-morkwa district assembly presented cash and business support tools such as deep freezers to 35 People Living With Disabilities with most of them being children.
The DCE attributed the terrible situation to the failure of pregnant women to attend anti-natal care during pregnancy and failure to attend post-natal care after delivery for health professionals to examine the baby before and after delivery.
He encourage parents to be more proactive about their children because when a child becomes disabled at such a tender age, it will be with him for the rest of his entire life.
In an interview with Listowel Aboagye Dacosta of sweet fm, Hon. Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi also appealed to Ghanaians to avoid discrimination and stigmatization against People Living With Disabilities but we should rather associate with them in all situations.
The Twifo Atti-morkwa district chairman of PWD is Mr. Dominic Aboteh also thanked President Akufo Addo and the DCE for putting smiles on their faces in this global economic crisis.
He urged PWDs not to despise themselves because disability is not inability.
SOURCE: Listowel Aboagye Dacosta sweet fm