As part of efforts of the government to empower persons with disabilities and also to ensure effective utilization of the PWD fund, the Social Welfare Department of the District Assembly supported sixty-four (64) Persons with Disabilities(PWDs) with items valued at GHS 120,000.
The event which was held on Thursday, 20th of May, 2021 at Nsawora was graced by the Hon. District Chief Executive, Mr. Yawson Amoah, Chief of Edumafua, Nana Adukwasi II, and various Heads of Departments/Units and agencies.
Addressing the gathering at the Durbar ground, The Hon. District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Yawson Amoah indicated that the annual ceremony aimed at empowering Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the district to help them undertake economic ventures that would sustain their livelihoods and improve their general wellbeing. He pointed out that the items were for the year 2020 and thus the delay in distributing them was as a result of the General elections.
He said the items which includes fifty-three (53) deep freezers, five (5) fufu pounding machines, two (2) spraying machines, two (2) electric machines, one (1) mobile money kit and one (1) barbering equipment were purchased based on individual request to enable them start their business.
Mr. Yawson Amoah advised the beneficiaries not to sell the items but to use them for income generating activities to support their families. He further called on beneficiaries who had not registered with the Assembly to do so in order to also benefit from the programme.
Mr. Philip Asiedu, the chairman of Akontombra District, Persons With Disabilities, commended the government and the District Assembly for the kind gesture. He indicated the items would help improve their businesses and livelihoods. He used the opportunity to appeal to the government to consider giving them apprenticeship training as well.
Speaking for and on behalf of the Chiefs, Nana Adukwasi II expressed gratitude to the Government and the District Assembly for consistently ensuring the empowerment of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the District. He advised all persons disabled to join the association in order for them to benefit from such benevolence activity.
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