Aug 16, 2012 at 10:54am
16th August, 2012
The Ghanaian Times is asking government to accord the disabled their rightful places as required by law.
The paper insists that special ways be constructed in public buildings and other facilities so that the disabled are not denied what is due them.
The Times says it is unfortunate that six years after the passage of the People with Disability Act 2006, the welfare of these people are not being fully recognised and catered for.
Citing an example with the recent funeral of late President Mills, the paper said disabled persons who wished to pay their last respect to him had to be carried together with their wheel chairs upstairs because the Banquet Hall where the body of President Mills had been laid lacks appropriate facilities for the disabled to access it.
To the paper, such situations are unfortunate especially at a time the nation boosts of its long standing democratic credentials.
The Daily Graphic is appealing to government to support the Trade Union Congress, TUC in its efforts to stop all labour abuses in most establishments in Ghana especially, at the free zones over the rights of workers to form unions.
The paper says government pledge to construct new office complex for the TUC is laudable but urges both government and the TUC to continue to work together to achieve the objectives of the theme "Organised for Empowerment, Employment Security and Increased Productivity".
The Graphic says there is the need for partnership between management and workers to achieve productivity to turn around Ghana's economy for the attainment of prosperity for all.
To the paper, the working people in any country are the valued resources for increased productivity to promote economic well being and growth and therefore, commend government and the TUC for working hard to promote a stable industrial atmosphere.