The second edition of the annual Ghana Paralympic Festival came off in Tema, 25th November,2016 with organizers, urging all Ghanaians to help ensure peace before, during and after the December 7 General election.
DandeVan Company limited, a top Ghanaian business group is the lead organizer of the Paralympic in collaboration with the Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled and the Orthopaedic Centre in Nsawam.
Due to possible tensions in the country ahead of the up-coming elections, organisers titled the second edition of the Paralympic Festival games “Festival for Peace” to help reduce tension in the country and to promote peace before, during and after the elections.
The chairman of Dan- deVan Company, Daniel Nii Mensah explained that the annual event which started last year is aimed to help develop sporting talents among the physically challenged in the country.
“The event is named the Paralympic Festival. However, the name was changed this year into the “Festival for Peace” due to our desire to promote peace ahead of the up-coming elections,” he added.
Dan- deVan Company is also setting up ‘ten- clinics’ to help disabled persons to develop their talents in tennis into a careers,” disclosed the chairman.
In addition to that, the company assists the Physically challenged with aids as they have collaborated with the Orthopaedic Centre in Nsawam to supply them with aids at reduced prices.
The Dan deVan Company also sponsored participants who took part in this year’s Paralympics in Brazil.
Dan-deVan group of Companies is a highly valued business group with a social conscience in building a global, multi product and a multi- branded company.
The Accra based commpany is an umbrella of four subsidiaries which work together to provide one-stop-shop services for the pressing needs of its cherished clients.
The business group is also advocating for a “One company One person with disability” policy in various companies in the country.
Mr. Nii Mensah explained that this policy is to urge every company “to employ at least one person with disability to help reduce unemployment among them,” adding that his company has taken the lead by employing a person with disability as an accountant.
In the near future, the chairman disclosed that the Dan-deVan group has plans to help persons with disability to develop their basic careers.
The subsidiary companies under the Dan-deVan group include Dan deVan Shipping Co. Ltd, formally Yak-Dan shipping Co. Ltd, Danmmens Enterprise, Dan deVan Construction Co. Ltd and Freightnox Logistics Limited
Story by: News Ghana