-2016 Flag bearer of the Convention Peoples Party has congratulated the president Akufo-Addo for employing people with disability
-The Ministry of Roads and Highways has employed PWD’s to man toll booths in the country
-He requested for the government to improve on the state of rehabilitation centers for the disabled
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Mr. Ivor Greenstreet, the 2016 presidential candidate on the ticket of the CPP has commended President Nana Addo dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Ministry of Roads and Highways for employing some people living with disabilities to take care of toll collection at various toll booths spread across the country.
On July 4, one of the campaign promises of the NPP to offer employment to People Living with Disabilities was made manifest when the minister for Roads and Highways announced their appointment as toll collectors at toll booths.
The initiative by the government is aimed at ensuring that at least 50% of the people who manage toll booths would consist of people with disability.
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70 people living with disabilities have been employed in the first phase of the initiative with another 200 disabled persons soon to be employed.
The move has gained national acclamation as it is seen as a way of making good on some of the promises made by President Akufo-Addo in the run up to the December 2016 elections.
Mr. Ivor Greenstreet has commended the move and has congratulated the president for keeping his promise. He indicated that it was early days yet but the president had shown the commitment to offer assistance and means of livelihood to persons living with disabilities.
He went on to explain that it was right to praise the government when they made good policies but it was also in his place as an opposition party to put the party in government right when they made policies that did not augur well for national development.
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He however appealed to the government to do something about the deteriorating state of the nine rehabilitation centers for the people living with disabilities that were spread across the country.
Despite the praise the opposition leader heaped on the current government, he also indicated that the government had a long way to go in terms of other aspects of national development.
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