Media asked to highlight difficulties visually impaired graduates go through in job hunting

| Updated Aug 30, 2017 at 7:00am



The Ghana Education Service, GES, has been commended for being the only institution in Ghana that has employed quite a number of disabled persons.

This demonstrates the regard the Service has for Persons Living with Disabilities, or PLWDs.

The Eastern Regional President of the Ghana Blind Union (GBU), Daniel Oppong Lartey said this in an interview with Radio Ghana in Tema.

He said previously, physically challenged persons who completed the University of Cape Coast as trained teachers, were easily re-posted to the various institutions but now things have changed.

He said the PLWDs now have to compete on the current job market for placements.

He stated that the Disability Act that was passed to encourage Ghana’s private sector to employ PLWDs through tax rebates and other incentives has never been implemented, making it difficult for the private sector to absorb them.

He appealed to the media to project the difficulties visually impaired graduates go through in search for jobs rather than giving negative reportage on PLWDs.