Disability Community Honours Bishop Dr. Charles Cofie Hackman
The Disability Community of Ghana has expressed gratitude towards their patron, Bishop Dr. Charles Cofie Hackman, in a special thanksgiving service held in Teshie, Greater Accra Region. The ceremony, which took place at the Fire City Chapel, was attended by members of the Disability Community, the Albinism Alliance, traditional ruler representatives, the Here-For-Perfection Organisation (H4P), a faith-based non-governmental organisation, and some community members.
During the event, Mr. Alexander Tetteh, Executive President of the Centre for Employment of Persons with Disabilities, presented Bishop Dr. Charles Hackman with a citation, acknowledging his contribution to promoting the fundamental human rights and privileges of persons with disabilities through his Here-For-Perfection Organisation. The citation recognized his efforts in providing over 10,000 Ghanaians living with various disabilities with a dignified life.
Mr. Tetteh emphasized the importance of honouring Bishop Hackman while he is still alive, as he has helped countless individuals with school fees, rent, medical costs, and food. He also highlighted the issue of individuals exploiting physically handicapped people for personal gain, then abandoning them.
Madam Mawunyo Yakor-Dagbah, President of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations and Albinism Alliance, expressed her gratitude towards Bishop Hackman and urged her colleagues to pray for him always. She noted that the Disability Community had been blessed with a shepherd in the person of Bishop Hackman.
Ms. Lillian Bruce-Lyle, the first recipient of the Christina Hackman Impact Leadership (CHIL) Awards, established by the H4P organization, spoke about the challenges that disabled individuals face. She emphasized that Bishop Hackman gave them hope when society looked down on them and ignored them.
In conclusion, members of the Disability Community prayed to God for support from charitable organizations and urged people to show compassion towards disabled individuals. The ceremony highlighted the importance of promoting the fundamental human rights and privileges of persons with disabilities and the need for society to embrace and support them.