Mr. Alexander Tetteh says, their interest in PWDs gives hope to the disability community of a friendly and accommodating Ghanaian society in the near future.

He explains that “their actions indicate that the young generation is understanding disability matters and so if they get into leadership positions tomorrow, it would not be difficult for them to champion initiatives and policies that would better the lives of persons with disabilities in the country”. 

Mr. Alex Tetteh made the comments on Saturday, December 9, 2023, in Tema when the Presbyterian youth group donated food items and detergents to some 20 persons with disabilities in the Tema Metropolis.

The group donated items including rice, tom brown, sugar, cerelac, Milo, milk, detergents, bars of soap, and clothes, worth over Gh¢5,000.

The exercise on Saturday was the third of the Tema North YPG this year. In March, the group donated some crutches to persons with physical disabilities in the area; followed by another donation to those with cerebral palsy in October.

The President of the Tema North YPG, Charles Obiri, assures persons with disabilities in the Tema Metropolis of the group’s continuous support, adding that the group would do the little it can to put smiles on their faces.

He indicates that the group might make another donation during the Christmas period.

He urges persons with disabilities to look beyond their disabilities and exhibit their abilities to improve their lives and contribute to the development of the country.

The youth leader also urges other religious groups to show love and care to persons with disabilities; “that is the true religion Jesus expects us to practise”, he adds.


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