NIPDA supports PWDs with items worth GH¢ 121.864

Mr. Doku presenting a popcorn machine to Rejoice Adiko

Mr. Doku presenting a popcorn machine to Rejoice Adiko

The Chief Executive of Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NIPDA) Mr Jonathan Doku, has urged Persons with Disability (PWDs) to put into productive use  resources they receive from government  to enable them to  live independently.

Consequently, he said government had increased their share of the common fund from two to three per cent with the objective enrolling more beneficiaries and supports them with income generating items to start their own businesses.

Mr Doku gave the advice when the Assembly donated items worth GH¢121,864.00 to 69 beneficiaries.

These included chest freezers, cement, bags of charcoal, popcorn machines, glazed sieves, plywood, sewing machines, wheel chairs, metal containers and washing soap.

Mr Doku also advised the beneficiaries to take good care of their items and work hard to save towards the future.

He thanked the district disability fund management committee for the selection of beneficiaries and their choice of items and the positive impact it would have on their lives.

Ms  Augusta Nartey, NIPDA’s  Director of Social Welfare, called on beneficiaries to desist from begging for alms but  get in touch with the department whenever they needed  any support.

She said personnel from the department would pay quarterly visits to monitor how beneficiaries were faring.

Ms Nartey disclosed that two weeks ago, 26 other beneficiaries received payments to take care of school fees and medical bills, adding that 43 more people were yet to receive income generating equipment from the assembly.

One of the beneficiaries, Rejoice Adiko, expressed appreciation to government for the support.

She however hoped some seed capital could be added to their items to enable their business take off smoothly.

FROM: GODFRED BLAY GIBBAH, PRAMPRAM

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