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The Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Disability Alliance (ADA), Mr. Kudakwashe Dube, has sent a heartwarming congratulatory message to Ghana’s sensational songstress Mzbel on her appointment as PromoAfrica’s Music Ambassador on Disability.
The South African based organization, in a letter dated February 14, 2018, said “This is to congratulate you on your nomination as Disability Music Ambassador of PROMOAFRICA, for your relentless and selfless service to society. Let me congratulate you personally as well as on behalf of all the Africa Disability Alliance.
Mr. Kudakwashe Dube in appreciation said “Madam, the entire country knows you as a selfless social worker and a great singer. The country has witnessed how you elbowed your way through all hardships and worked for the destitute, the needy and the poor.
“Madam, you have been working for the last years and proved that if people want to bring about the social change they can do so. I think you being the Disability Music Goodwill Ambassador is the honor of this honor in a true sense.
“We hope our musicians in the continent too do something worthwhile taking some inspiration from your work”.
Mzbel, born Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, was appointed by The Network of Journalists for the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (PROMOAFRICA) as their Music Ambassador on Disability. This was at a colorful event at the La Villa Boutique Hotel in Accra on Wednesday, with support from the Ghana Coalition of Disability Organizations.
According to PROMOAFRICA, Mzbel’s appointment is based on her long-time experience, exposure and influence in the arts, culture and music industry in Ghana, coupled with her enthusiasm to work with the underprivileged, the marginalized, women and children in Ghana.
As Music Ambassador on Disability, she has been tasked to help promote positively the rights of persons with disabilities in Ghana and Africa and work closely with PROMOAFRICA’s projects from the period February 2018 to February 2021.
Since 2004, the ADA has worked with development and political organizations such as AU, UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs), research institutions and universities to ensure the generation and spread of knowledge and best practices throughout the continent on inclusive development.
The organisation advocates for the inclusion of disability and people with disabilities in development plans and programmes as well as for self-determination of people with disabilities.
ADA is a disability-led technical agency deriving its mandate from the African continental human rights movement of organizations of persons with disabilities which constitute its membership, the ADA works on and utilizes a broad range of policy tools in disability programming and implementation processes.
The ADA vision is « An African continent where people with disabilities enjoy their human rights’’. This is achieved through working in partnership with African governments, Private sector, Civil Society Organizations CSOs and Disabled People’s Organizations (DPO) to promote inclusive development and human rights for persons with disabilities in Africa.
Source: Seth Addi || PROMOAFRICA