Akufo-Addo apologises to disabled community over recent controversial comment

Akufo-Addo apologises to disabled community over recent controversial comment

President Akufo-Addo has apologised to persons with disability over his recent controversial comments.

According to him, he has respect for all disabled people and will never intend any slight on their being or nature.

Speaking at the final rally of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, the President said his government has fulfilled 41 of their campaign promises.

Akufo-Addo apologises to disabled community over recent controversial comment

President Nana Akufo-Addo. Source: Supplied.
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He went on to state that “only the blind and deaf ignore NPP’s fulfilled promises.”

However, the President’s statement did not sit well with a section of Ghanaians, with the Ghana Federation of Disability Organization also condemning his remarks.

But in a Facebook post, Akufo-Addo apologised to all persons with disability, saying he never intended to slight them.

Vis-à-vis the comments I made at the final rally prior to the holding of the by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon, which was won by the NPP candidate so emphatically, I am glad the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations recognizes it was a “political metaphor”,” he wrote.

I did not intend any slight on persons with disabilities, nor would I ever, and I hope they know that.”

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The President added that his government “has been on the side of persons with disabilities” and “have increased the share of the District Assemblies Common Fund to Persons with Disabilities from 2% to 3%.”

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