The executives of unemployed graduates with disabilities in the country on Thursday marched to the Flagstaff House in Accra to register their displeasure at the government over its failure to employ them.

They claim persistent petitions to the relevant ministries and government agencies have not yielded the desired results hence their resolve to petition President John Dramani Mahama to intervene.

The group, whose members are graduates from the University of Education Winneba, University of Ghana, University of Development Studies, and some polytechnics, has served notice to stage a massive demonstration in Accra on December 3 to press home their demand if they do not receive their appointment letters before the set date.

According to them, they have remained unemployed a year after they finished with their National Service and that several petitions to the Presidency, the Labour and Employment Ministry, and the Gender and Social Protection Ministry to consider employing them have not yielded results.

They said the government has failed to ensure it fulfils promise to employ 5,000 persons with disabilities as was contained in President Mahama's 2015 State of the Nation address.

The group wants the government to institute a national policy that would ensure all persons with disabilities are employed after school.

"Government is insensitive to persons with disabilities. For us, it is about time we push government and all politicians very hard that when they  say something, they should do it," leader of the group, David Dotse Kofigah, said.

A presidential staffer, James Agyenim Boateng and the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie,  received the petition on behalf of the President.

By tv3network.com|Ghana

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