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The honorable Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku constituency, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye has donated an amount of Ghc15,000 to the More Hope For Disabled Foundation on World Disability Day.
Dr Okoe explained that Ghc 10,000 will support them in making sandals for needy school children while the remaining Ghc 5,000 is to support other skills they are into, like the preparation of detergents and beads making.
He said this at a gathering of many disabled persons to mark the day.
“Last year with my education fund, I invested about 10,000 Ghana cedis so they can make a lot of sandals for needy school children.
“This year, I am going to invest same 10,000 Ghana Cedis and additional 5,000 cedis in other products they do like paradise, electrical products and beads making,” he said.
He also broke the good news of a van he has bought for More Hope for the Disabled Foundation to transport them to sell their products and when they are sick.
“The foundation told me about their major challenge which is transportation. Because of their wheelchairs, taxis don’t pick them. Others have to pick taxis and its very expensive.
“By the grace of God, we have gotten a van for them. We will donate it on the 25th of January where I will launch a skill support program” he added.
The MP for Ledzokuku advised parents who lock up their children with disabilities to present their children to Foundations like More Hope for Disabled Foundation in order for their disability to be managed instead of keeping them at home.
The President of More Hope for Disabled Foundation, Joseph Mensah, pleaded with the government to help to create an avenue where they can sell their products in order to avoid them getting involved in accidents when they go to hawk on the streets .
“We want the government to help us sell our products so we don’t get killed by unscrupulous drivers when we go on the streets to sell” he said.
“We also plead on the public not to discriminate against persons living with disabilities. We are all human. Let’s all know to relate to each other,” be added.
The Foundation presented Dr Okoe Boye with a citation to appreciate the good work he is doing for them.
Source: Priscilla Anum-Noi