Seeing how confident he is, one can say that Greenstreet’s disability is not at all a hindrance to his political career.
There’s no stopping the flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Ivor Greenstreet who though physically challenged, is ever ready to take up the tough task of being President of Ghana. According to him, though the FlagStaff House did not make the presidential seat accessible for the physically challenged, he would occupy the seat on a wheel chair. Seeing how confident he is, one can say that Greenstreet’s disability is not at all a hindrance to his political career.
He made these comments at the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Evening Encounter Series, organised for political stakeholders. Greenstreet dissecting his party’s vision to Ghanaians ahead of the elections, said he is more than ready to dive into the FlagStaff House. The Outspoken Ivor pointed out that the structure of the Flagstaff House is not disability friendly since no one ever believes that someone in a wheelchair will ever be President in Ghana, but that he is about to break some records.
Mr. Greenstreet noted that as a person who’s physically challenged, he has a personal interest in policies that will make the lives of people like him better. He pointed out that; one way or the other, every human being has a challenge,which makes segregation of the physically challenged unfair.
He added that he will reinforce the “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” to make sure the rights of the disabled are not infringed. Greenstreet also said that when voted into power, he would make sure that public and private employers are legislated to employ not less than 5% of their workforce as persons with disability.
The CPP flagbearer also came down on the present government for not making proper use of the country’s resources. According to him, government spends time begging foreigners for a fraction of what the country can generate from its natural resources. He further called on the people to vote for the CPP in the coming elections.