Regulatory policy

An extractive policy for people with disabilities in perspective

Voice of Ghana Economy

The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has supported VOICE Ghana, a disability research and policy institute based in Ho, Volta Region, to ensure opportunities in the oil and gas sector are accessible to people. People with Disabilities.

The support, which amounts to US$50,000 from ACEP’s Extractive Industries and Climate Change Governance, will enable the NGO to engage mining and mining policymakers and sector regulators extractive on the policy and legislative changes needed to benefit people with disabilities.

Mr. Francis Asong, Executive Director of VOICE Ghana, who leaked them to the Ghana News Agency, said the support followed previous support from ACEP, to undertake a disability audit of the extractive policies of the Ghana and revenue-sharing agreements, to verify its responsiveness to the needs of persons with disabilities.

He said the audit, among other things, found that the needs and aspirations of people with disabilities have been neglected in the management and use of resources accruing to the mining community development programme.

Mr. Asong revealed that they would embark on joint advocacy with leading national disabled people’s organizations and the National Council of Disabled People for representation of the Disabled Brotherhood in PIAC.

VOICE Ghana strives to advance inclusive development and social justice for people with disabilities, including people with mental health issues in Africa, particularly Ghana, through research, policy advocacy and public consultations.

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