Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly supports PWDs

The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region has distributed items worth GH¢77,452.00 to 97 persons with disabilities (PWDs).

 

The items include, 11 metal container store, table-top kiosks, mini polytank reservoir, five chest deep freezers, 10 mini refrigerators, 15 plastic chairs, one fufu processing machine, two wheelchairs, secondhand clothing, two sewing machines, a laptop computer and physical cash. to assist the PWDs establish their own businesses.

 

Presenting the items, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Ebenezer Tetteh Kupualor said the assistance was to enhance the welfare of the PWDs.

 

He also said the distribution of the items was in connection with government’s determination to assist PWDs to establish their own businesses to generate income, instead of begging by the streets for their daily bread.

 

He said the items were procured with funds from the three per cent of the Disability Fund, which is their share of the Assembly’s Common Fund (DACF).

 

Mr. Kupualor advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the items, to create sustainable employment to better their living conditions and create employment for others in society.

 

He said members of the district assembly will frequently visit the beneficiaries to monitor and ensure judicious use of the items.

 

Mr. Kupualor advised the people to disregard the propaganda that government was relocating the University for Environment and Sustainable Development from Somanya to Bunso.

 

According to him, the project is moving speedily and will be completed within the stipulated time.

 

The municipal president of the Ghana Federation of Disabled, Mr. Joseph Kwabena, who received the items, thanked government and Assembly for the gesture.

 

He said hitherto the federation has been receiving its share of the common fund, in the form of cash, and members usually use the money for housekeeping which was squandered within a short time.

FROM DAVID KODJO, SOMANYA.

 

 

 

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