Chairman of the Northern Regional Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, Mohammed Chentima has commended the Parliament of Ghana for some reforms it has undertaken by engaging the services of sign language interpreters to enhance the works of the house.
According to him, the move was a commitment to ensuring; the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities are protected in Ghana. He said the initiative will afford persons with hearing impairment, the opportunity to better appreciate Parliamentary duties.
Speaker of Parliament Prof. Aron Mike Oquaye on Tuesday, October 30, announced the reforms on the resumption of parliament after a recess. He said the innovation would enhance the work of parliament and bridge the gap between the public and the house.
Speaking to Diamond News in a reaction to the development, Mohammed Chantima praised the legislature for their inclusiveness and the foresight to making the house accessible and disability friendly.
Chairman of the Northern regional resource center for persons with disabilities, Mohammed Chentima further challenged other public and private institutions in Ghana to emulate the initiative by Parliament and make all spaces accessible and disability friendly.