The Ada West District Assembly has disbursed items to persons living with disabilities in the district to establish them.
The disbursement which has been funded from the district assembly common fund has catered for over 100 PWDs.
The DCE, Mr. Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi told the PWDs that the assembly has resolved to establishing them in the district properly so that they can be self reliant and have improved living conditions.
“Bring out your talents and hold fast to whatever guidelines we gave you so that together, we would be able to build a beautiful Ada West District.” He entreated them.
The MP for the area, Mr. Christian Corletey Otuteye said if the PWDs are able to use the items and cash for the purpose being served, it will help the Assembly to expand and extend the disbursement to others who have not benefitted yet since there are a lot of PWDs in the district.
“They should establish themselves so that they won’t look up to any one for help.” He told journalists.
Madam Abigail Teye, Acting head of the Social Welfare and Community Development Department of the Ada West District said, over GHC 100,000 has been the amount spent on the two disbursements done so far in the year with a total number of 163 beneficiaries.
“124 persons were supported in cash for farming, petty trading and health purposes.
39 persons have also been supported with items such as incubators for hatching eggs, deep freezers, corn mill machines, sewing machines, provision items, wheat brown, fertilizers, spraying machines, polttery feeds, wheel chairs, white canes among others.
These items are to establish beneficiaries and also wean them off the fund to ease the pressure on the fund at the district.” She emphasized
She added that, data collected in 2017, identified over 500 PWDs in the district and currently hitting over 700 PWDs with a good of number of them genuinely in need of support from the fund.
Mr Michael Assem, a PWD and a fashion designer who was happy that he has been established today and encouraged others who are yet to be established to exercise patience.
Rev. Emmanuel Hormeku, also a PWD said ” I use to farm until I had accident which one of my legs has to be cut off. I thank the assembly for thinking about me too by giving me a corn machine. I will take good care of it.
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