‘Nothing about us, without us’: Voices of leaders of disabled people's organisation in management of disability fund

Maxwell Peprah Opoku, William Nketsia

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Abstract

In 2005, the Ghanaian government established cash grants for persons with disabilities (PWDs). However, PWDs are still living under deplorable conditions, which have raised questions about the involvement of fellow PWDs in the disbursement of cash grants. Using a human rights-based approach, nine participants with disabilities (hearing, visual and physical) who were leaders of the Disabled People's Organisation in four districts were interviewed to explore their perspectives, which was thematically analysed. The results showed that leaders were not consulted or involved in the allocation of grants to PWDs. This paper discusses the need for bureaucrats to respect and involve PWDs in matters concerning their livelihoods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100160
JournalSocial Sciences and Humanities Open
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Cash grant
  • Decision-making
  • Disabled People's organisation
  • Ghana
  • Poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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