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Govt accused of neglecting particular demands households in food stuff distribution programme

Families boosting youngsters with Unique Wants or disabilities have been left out in the Government’s food stuff distribution programme for Covid-19, Mrs Ellen Affam-Dadzie, Executive Director of ‘With God Cerebral Palsy Centre,’ has mentioned

She reported a lot of households increasing little ones with disabilities are unable to go out and gather the cooked food stuff simply because of their peculiar circumstance.

She mentioned quite a few are also not users of any organised church, earning them totally still left out in the management of Ghana’s Covid-19 scenarios.

Mrs Affam-Dadzie reported this during an online dialogue on the Unique Mothers Undertaking Whatsapp platform.

The Specific Moms Venture is an advocacy and recognition generation programme on cerebral palsy issues and other concerns impacting people raising youngsters with special needs or disabilities.

A lot of of the Specific Demands mother and father mentioned they have exhausted all the avenues to allow them benefit from the government’s food stuff distribution programme.

Madam Millicent Oboubi, mother of a boy or girl with cerebral palsy, reported she known as the selection given out by the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations to no avail.

“I known as the speak to human being for Okaikwei North, the man or woman on the other facet of the connect with picks the simply call but does not communicate, and I did this a number of times and gave up,” she claimed.

Yet another mother reported she was informed to look for the nearest Methodist Church in her group to get the amount of the presiding bishop but “I felt they were being just making an attempt to set me off so I just finished the contact, who do I go away my baby with to go in search of food?”

One more Particular Wants mom reported right after many phone calls to a church in her neighborhood, they brought her cooked food items which was not so significantly necessary at the time they introduced it.

She included: “Besides, my son with cerebral palsy can not consume the cooked food items they introduced, they brought kenkey with pepper and sardine, I would have preferred currently being presented corn dough to get ready porridge for him.”

Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Government Director of The Exclusive Moms Venture, said there was the will need for a coordinated effort and hard work to achieve out to all unique desires households who may well be in crucial need at this time.

She urged the government to provide the management of the several teams on kids with exclusive desires collectively and look at the ideal way forward to make certain family members boosting small children with specific requirements are served in these strange occasions.

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