One of Ghana’s veteran sensational female musicians, Ms. Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah popularly known as ‘Mzbel’ has been nominated as the Music Ambassador on Disability for the Network of Journalists for the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (PROMOFRICA). This was at a colorful event at La Villa Boutique Hotel in Accra on February 14, 2018. She will serve the position for the next three years.
A citation presented to her at the event witnessed by the leadership of the Ghana Coalition of Disability Organisations (GCDO) and the media, partly reads “The Network of Journalists for the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (PROMOAFRICA), with pleasure nominates you to serve as our special Disability Music Ambassador to help raise funds to support our activities to train African journalists on the African Union (AU) Charter on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
“Your Appointment as a Special Music Ambassador is based on your long-time experience, exposure and influence in the art, cultural and music industry in Ghana, couples with your enthusiasm to work with the underprivileged, the marginalized, women and children in Ghana”.
“As Special Ambassador, you are being tasked to help positively promote 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”.
According the citation signed by the executive Secretary of PROMOAFRICA, Mariam Nyarkoa Amponsah “With your competency, leadership and creativity, we place responsibility on you and your outfit (Mzbel Music) to work with PROMOAFRICA to organize the First Ghana National Disability Awards and Concert to raise funds for PROMOAFRICA and Africa Disability Alliance (ADA) to encourage inclusion of PWDs in society.
“Demonstrating your support for this project will ensure great benefit and incredible opportunities for us, PWD’s and journalists that will benefit from your generous benevolence.
“In thanking you for accepting this noble task, we extend also our very best wishes in connection with the important new responsibilities you are about to assume”.
PROMOAFRICA was formed by the African Decade Secretariat of Persons with disabilities in the Senegalese capital Dakar on the April 24, 2008 by journalists attending a training workshop on the “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the New Terminology Guide”.
Participants were drawn from Liberia, the Gambia, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, La Cote D’ Ivore, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, and Burundi. PROMOAFRICA was launched on the June 23, 2008 by the then Deputy Minister of Manpower, Youth and Employment, Frema Opare, who tasked the members to work closely with the disability organizations in Ghana and Africa to achieve their aims and objectives.
Source: Seth Addi || TodayGhanaNews.com