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Ghana to review Persons with Disabilities Act

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Ghana –  The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison has inaugurated a Technical Committee to review the Persons with Disability Act, 2006 (ACT 715) and prepare an accompanying Legislative Instrument, reports Graphic Online

The Technical Committee is to review the Persons with Disability Act, (Act 715) and prepare an accompanying Legislative Instrument for submission to Parliament.

The Persons with Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715) was passed into law by Parliament in 2006.

Organisations of persons with disabilities, spearheaded by Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations undertook gap analysis of the Persons with Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715).

Ghana ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2012 and submitted its initial report to the UNCRPD Committee in June 2018.

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