The Kwahu Afram Plains South District Assembly in the Eastern Region has held its fourth edition of distributing items worth over GHc 61,900 to some 18 persons living with disability in the district.
The items which were given to the 18 people at a colorful durbar ground at Tease the District Capital included a chest freezer, sewing machine, designing machine, oven and it’s accessories, corn mail machine, pumping machine among others forms of the District Assembly Common fund allocation.
According to the District Chief Executive, Hon. Ofori George, “the purpose of this initiative by Nana Addo led government is to ensure a drastic depreciation or if possible, eradicate poverty among Ghanaians especially within the people with disabilities to avoid begging from the street.”
The DCE recounting how the fund was disbursed some years ago revealed that “previously the two percent PWDs fund was distributed to beneficiaries in the form of cash which never helped them to achieve its purpose of eradicating poverty among our brothers and sisters, this is the reason why upon assumption of his Excellency Nana Addo as the president of the Republic of Ghana direct that money should not be given to you in cash but rather should invest it in an income-earning trade of your choice. That is why we have these items before us today, they are what direct that money should not be given to you in cash but rather should invest it in an income-earning trade of your choice. That is why we have these items before us today; they are what you requested for”.
He called on the PWDs who did not receive anything from the presentation to hold their peace as the Assembly is positioned to present another set of items in December this year.
He assured them of the will of power of the NPP government to continue serving the good people of Ghana till we all meet our expectation after advising the beneficiaries to make proper utilization of the items given to them as monitoring team from the assembly will not cease visiting them from time to time to assist and access their growth in business.
The Ghana Federation of Disabilities chairman for Kwahu Afram Plains South District on behalf of his staff and members expressed their profound gratitude to the government and the District Chief Executive, for such a lifespan gift promising to use the items for its purpose to help uplift the standard of living of its members.