MPWDs Mark International Day of Persons With Disabilities

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The Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs) of The Church of Pentecost participated in the maiden Disability Inclusion Summit organised to commemorate this year’s International Day of Persons With Disabilities.

The event, organised by the National Council on Persons with Disability of Ghana in collaboration with the stakeholders in the disability fraternity, was held at the International Conference Centre in Accra, under the theme: “Not All Disabilities Are Visible: Building Standards for Disability-Inclusive and Sustainable Post COVID-19 Ghana.”

In attendance were delegates from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, the host ministry, representatives of the government, members of parliament, heads of missions of Embassies in Ghana, other organisations of persons with disabilities, civil society organisations that promote the interests of PWDs, representatives from academia, and other development partners,

The Church of Pentecost was also represented at the event by the MPWDs Coordinator, Overseer Alexander Nyame.

The purpose of the meeting was to get all stakeholders together to work towards the removal of barriers to the inclusion and advocate for the equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities in society.

Among other things, the forum sought to critically assess the situation of disability mainstreaming in Ghana, including the implementation of laws, existing policies and programmes, and statutory strategies for disability inclusion.

The Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs) is a ministry of The Church of Pentecost which was birthed in the Vision 2023 that promotes the full inclusion of PWDs in the church and society by ministering to PWDs through effective evangelism and discipleship, as well as creating an enabling environment to promote their spiritual, emotional and personal growth so that they would impact the Church, their communities, and nations.

The International Day of Persons With Disabilities is a day (December 3, 2020) earmarked to celebrate persons with disabilities across the globe, promote the rights and well-being of PWDs in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

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