The Ghana Federation of the Disabled has expressed its displeasure at the comment of President Akuffo-Addo who said the opposition was being blind to his strides in the country.
The president had said his political opponents belittled his achievements without any justifiable course because they were blind.
The President made the statement when he inspected the removal of timber from the Volta Lake by Kete Karachi Timber Recovery Limited (KKTR) at Sedom in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region under the One District, One Factory (1D1F) policy.
“The things my opponents say sometimes make me wonder if they are blind or deaf. They rain insults on me for doing nothing”.
But the president of the federation, Yaw Ofori Debrah on Adom News said his group understands the president was not directly referring to them but felt he should not have given that scenario.
“We don’t think the president was directly insulting the disabled but since we believe disability is not an inability, we feel insulted because if you are blind or deaf, you cannot see or appreciate any good thing. We are therefore calling on the president to retract the statement,” he said.
However, another visually impaired, Azid Adams stated the president did not use those words as a means to disregard the disabled.
“The president is not that kind of person to deliberately incite the disabled that but only meant if you can see and decide to block your mind on good things in other to show appreciation based on lies, and then you are just been blind.”