We're very disappointed in you Alban Bagbin- GFD

By Hagar Ofosua
GFD

The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations has expressed disappointment in comments made by Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli Kaleo, Hon. Alban Bagbin with regards to the nomination of Dr Henry Siedu Daanaa and Mr Omane Boamah, as Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, and Communications, respectively.

 Portions of a statement from the Federation read,"We are very very Disappointed in You Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin...Disability is not an inability"

Dr Henry Siedu Daanaa, who is the former Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs of Ghana, was the first visually impaired person to be approved as a Minister of State in Ghana.

Mr Alban Bagbin has slammed as bad, former President John Mahama’s appointment of Dr Omane Boamah as Communications Minister and a “blind person” as Minister of Chieftaincy Affairs.

According to him, Dr Omane Boamah, who stammers; “wasted time” communicating with Ghanaians due to his disability.
He added further that the choice of Dr Seidu Danaa, who is visually impaired; as Chieftaincy Minister was also wrong because the Ghanaian culture does not allow one who is not “whole” to be made a chief.

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A statement from the Disability Federation, while displeased with the comments also expressed satisfaction in Dr Siedu's performance and further urged other disabled persons to take up opportunities.

"He delivered diligently. He had no issues with corruption and any sort of mismanagement... We believe he performed his role as expected...Dr Henry Siedu Danaa ..is a role model for the of Youth of our Federation. Our Role as a federation is to Advocate, inspire and change the self-image of our members to believe in themselves." the statement added.

Read the full statement below.

Ghana Federation of Disabilities Charges a Veteran Member of Parliament

The report reaching us indicates The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin appears to have been nursing bitterness in him over certain decisions taken by the previous government

Citing clearly the Appointment of a person with Disability was a mistake and illegible to be given a ministerial position..

Dr Henry Siedu Daanaa (born 1955) is a lawyer and the former Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs of Ghana. He was the first visually impaired person to be approved as a Minister of State in Ghana. He was nominated for the position by President John Dramani Mahama in January 2013.

Dr Henry Seidu Danaa is a highly respected personality in the Ghana Federation of Disabilities ..

He didn't disgrace the federation when we petitioned the government to consider. Persons with Disabilities in its affairs.
He delivered diligently.
He had no issues with corruption and any sort of mismanagement... We believe he performed his role as expected.

The Federation has a lot of Youths in our Educational Institutions - WeRise GH and a few others who are striving, learning and working hard to achieve their Dreams. Most importantly to be influential citizens of our nation

Dr Henry Siedu Danaa ..is a role model for the of Youth of our Federation

Our Role as a federation is to Advocate, inspire and change the self-image of our members to believe in themselves.

Ghana has a number over 2.3 million persons with Disabilities...

This is a message to all politicians as well the present Government.
"If you don't know our power; wait for Elections!"

We are very very Disappointed in You Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin...

Disability is not an inability!

Mr Prince Debrah.
President of Ghana Federation of Disability organization (GFD) Kumasi metro

Call him
(0244778061) .

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