One of Ghana’s sensational female veteran musician, Ms. Belinda Nana EkuaAmoahpopularly known as Mzbel has been nominated as Disability Music Ambassador for PROMOFRICA at a colorful event at La Villa Boutique hotel in Accra on 14th February 2018 for a period of three years.
According to a citation presented to her at the event witness by the leadership of Ghana coalition of Disability Organisations and the media, reads “The Network of Journalists for the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa (PROMOAFRICA), with pleasure nominate you to serve as our special Disability Music Ambassador to help raise funds to support its activities to train African journalists on the African Unions (AU) Charter on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”.
“Your Appointment as a Special Music Ambassador is based on your long-time experience, exposure and influence in the art, cultural and music industry in Ghana, couples with your enthusiasm to work with the underprivileged, the marginalized, women and children in Ghana”.
“As Special Ambassador, you are tasked in helping to promote positively the rights of persons with disabilities in Ghana and Africa and work closely with PROMOAFRICA’s projects from the period February 2018 to February 2021”.
According the citation signed by the executive Secretary of PROMOAFRICA Mr. Mariam Nyarkoa Amponsah said, “With your competency, leadership and creativity, we place responsibility on you and your outfit (Mzbel Music) to work with PROMOAFRICA to organize the First Ghana National Disability Awards and Concert to raise funds for PROMOAFRICA and Africa Disability Alliance (ADA) to encourage inclusion of PWDs in society”.
“Demonstrating your support for this project will ensure great benefit and incredible opportunities for us, PWD’s and journalists that will benefit from your generous benevolence”.
“In thanking you for accepting this noble task, we extend also our very best wishes in connection with the important new responsibilities you are about to assume”.
The Network of Journalist for the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disability in Africa (PROMOAFRICA) was formed by the African Decade Secretariat of Persons with disabilities in the Senegalese capital Dakar on the 24th of April 2008 by journalists attending a training workshop on the “new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the New Terminology Guide. Attended by journalists from Liberia, the Gambia, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, La Cote D’ Ivore, Ghana, Senegal, Togo and Burundi.
PROMOAFRICA was launched on the 23rd June 2008 by the Deputy Minister of Manpower, Youth and Employment, Hon FremaOpare, tasked to work closely with the disability organizations in Ghana and Africa to achieve their aims and objectives.