The Shai Osudoku District Assembly has disbursed a total of GH¢18,861.80 of its 2014 Disability Fund to 40 beneficiaries in the district.
They received between GH¢400 and GH¢800 each.
The District Chief Executive, Mr Emmanuel A.O. Lartey, urged the beneficiaries to invest the money in productive ventures.
That he explained, was the surest way to generate enough to help others as well as improve their status in society.
Mr. Lartey said “the money given them is not for merry-making or buying of funeral cloth, but to be invested in businesses that would help improve their welfare”.
The District Co-ordinating Director, Mr Charles Ashalley Djane, urged the various associations under the fund to pool resources and establish a mango processing farm.
Such a venture, he said would help utilise the skills of members who already had the expertise to work in such large scale industries.
Mr Djane urged them not to see their condition as the end of the road but as a challenge to undertake ventures their counterparts could not do.
A 96 year-old beneficiary, Mr Tettey Amonor, said he would use his entitlement to buy another ice chest to expand his sachet water selling business.
According to him, the little money he had received kept him alive and urged his colleagues to invest their share in small-scale business so that they would not suffer when the going gets tough.
From Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu, Dodowa