Claudia Lumor Dines With Physically Challenged

Claudia in a pose with some of the physically challenged


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Glitz Africa and UNFPA, Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs. Claudia Kwarteng Lumor, in commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), has celebrated with some Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

The event which took place over the weekend saw the PWDs dine with Claudia Kwarteng Lumor, who is aspiring to become the New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary candidate for the Oforikrom Constituency.

As part of the engagement, the PWD members also received cash and other incentives from her outfit. Speaking at the event attended by chiefs and elders of the area, Claudia, said, “These are people who may feel like they are less human. I am glad I have been able to listen to their needs and have positively figured out a solution to their predicaments. We can all as people, do better. Companies and institutions can champion making lives better for PWDs in Oforikrom.’’

According to her, this is the only way to carry PWDs along to empower them to take advantage of opportunities, for them to work together and eliminate the barriers of stigmatisation and discrimination.

She added that she is hopeful of victory in her bid to lead the Oforikrom Constituency to deepen efforts to mitigate social challenges in the area. She said, “I have matured in my dealings with people, and considering the things I have done for the constituency, that is what I am presenting to delegates. Two months more to the election, I believe victory for me will facilitate greater things for the constituency.”

Mrs. Claudia Kwarteng Lumor further called on the government and all stakeholders to take steps to ensure that Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) are well protected, so that they can make investments to empower them with jobs, adequate healthcare, nutrition, education, and relevant skills for social protection.

Claudia Kwarteng Lumor, for the past couple of years, as part of her philanthropic project, paid all the medical bills of newborn babies and their mothers and also donated to various groups in the constituency. The Chief of Ayeduase, Nana Opoku Agyemang Bawuah Bonsafo III, also urged the authorities to eschew politicising issues of concern about persons living with disabilities.

“We are happy Claudia came through to support people. I am glad she looked beyond politics and has embarked on this humanitarian deed. This is what all politicians should learn from,” he said.


BY Daniel Bampoe