Ghana Passes New Disability Rights Law
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
June 27, 2006
ACCRA, GHANA--Ghana's Parliament passed a national law Friday designed to help people with disabilities to have greater access to public places, work places, transportation, and health care.
According to a brief story in Monday's Accra Daily Mail, the "Persons with Disability Bill" was written to help such people enjoy rights already enshrined in Ghana's Constitution.
The bill creates special desks at employment centers across the country specifically for workers with disabilities. It also launches the National Council on Persons with Disability, which would oversee some of the new programs.
The Daily Mail noted that the measure sets a 10-year transition period during which time all existing public buildings are to be made "disability friendly".