Pusiga District Assembly supports 210 PWDs

The Pusiga District Assembly has supported 210 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in various forms ranging from cash disbursement, animals, fertilizer, sewing machines, hair dryers and tricycles to help them improve upon their living standards.

 

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mr Zubeiru Abdulai, disclosed this during the Assembly’s First Town Hall Meeting held at Pusiga on Saturday.

 

The DCE further   mentioned that the Assembly is also putting plans in place for more PWDs in the district to be registered with the directorate of the Department of Social Welfare to enable them apply for more financial support.

 

On the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme (LEAP), the DCE said the programme had been expanded to cover 3,462 beneficiaries.

 

‘All households under LEAP are registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme free of charge as well as renewals of their cards”, the DCE indicated.
He recounted a lot of development projects including schools, institutional latrines, and rehabilitation of public toilets, construction of solar mechanised boreholes, District hospital and GETFUND Projects that have been initiated by the Assembly.
Mr Abdulai  stated that based on the good  performance of the Assembly ,  the Assembly  scored 98 per cent  in the District Performance Appraisal Tool, making it’s among the two Assemblies in the region to emerge  first in the assessment.

 

The DCE mentioned low internally generated revenue and inadequate land for development as some of the major challenges confronting the Assembly, and appealed to traditional authorities in the area to support the Assembly address the challenges to pave way for more development projects.

 

The Regional Information Officer, Mr Bennin Douri, who read a speech on behalf of the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, stressed that town hall meetings were very critical for enhancing democracy, good governance and transparency.

 

He explained that it was based on this that his outfit was organising series of town hall meetings across the 15 Municipal and District Assemblies across the region   adding “similar events were also ongoing in all the regions across the country.”

 

He stated that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was  so passionate about  citizen participation in governance at the grassroots  and entreated all Ghanaians to take advantage of the created  platforms to enable them  get involved in governance.

FROM SAMUEL AKAPULE, PUSIGA

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