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The Parliament of Ghana has fraternized with some group of persons living with various forms of disabilities to put a gleam of hope on their faces ahead of the Christmas season.
The event held at the foyer of Parliament, brought together adults and children living with disability including children with cerebral palsy, the visually impaired, the hearing impaired, among others.
The atmosphere was charged and elated with sweet melodious songs from parliament’s resident choir also known as the ‘Voices of Democracy’.
The Clerk to Parliament, Emmanuel Kwesi Anyimadu, the Second Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu, among other dignitaries on the high table joined the persons with disability on the dancing floor until the choir could no longer sing. Even the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Michael Oquaye could not help but join the dancing floor on a specially requested song for the occasion. The excitement at the event was undiscribable.
When the Speaker finally announced Parliament’s donation to the group present, they could not hide their excitement, as they burst out with uncontrollable joy and gratitude to Parliament for the gesture.
In all, the groups were given a physical cash of 25 Thousand Ghana Cedis and assorted items including diapers and baby nakpins, white canes and toiletries, among others.
Speaker Professor Michael Oquaye, in his remarks, expressed the need for the event to be expanded to include more vulnerable groups and people to come and fraternize with Parliament at the end of every year.
Source: Clement Akoloh || Africanewsradio.com