The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD), the umbrella body of disability organisations in Ghana, has admitted three new members into its fold.
The new members include the Special Mother’s Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues and issues affecting families raising children with disabilities
The others are the Centre for Employment of Persons with Disabilities (CEPD) and the Disability Not Inability Foundation.
They have been admitted as associate members.
GFD has two categories of membership; namely, actual members and associate members.
To qualify as an actual member, that organisation must be of persons with a particular disability type and must have democratic structures in place, which include having a constitution.
An organisation that does not meet the above criteria but works in the interest of persons with disabilities can be admitted as an associate member.
The admission of the three was decided at the 2022 Annual General Meeting of GFD in Accra on Thursday December 15, and communicated to the new members this week.
An orientation programme will later be held to fully on-board the new members to the federation.