Sunday, 25 June 2017

The challenge to accessing Justice...

Hearing Impaired
Mr Juventus Duorinaah, the Project Officer of the Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), has said many speech and hearing impaired people in Ghana, experienced challenges in accessing justice.

He said a survey conducted by GNAD in the Upper East, Upper West and the Northern regions, revealed that 58.8 per cent of respondents who were deaf and dumb do not know they have rights because state institutions failed to provide appropriate support systems that will facilitate both access to justice and information for them.

Mr Duorinaah, who was speaking at an advocacy forum in Tamale, said 60.7 per cent of respondents claimed that GNAD did not have the means to pay for sign language interpreters to enable deaf people access justice while 55.9 per cent said there were inadequate skilled sign language interpreters who can adequately understand deaf language.

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