The Juaboso District Assembly in the Western North Region led by Martha Kwayie Manu, has distributed some special items to the district branch of the Federation of Persons With Disability.
The items which were given to about 76 people include deep freezers, stabilizers, popcorn machine, fufu machine, educational and training support, among others. It forms part of the three percent Share of the district assembly common fund allocation.
According to Martha Kwayie Manu “the purpose of this initiative by the Nana Akufo-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 nicknamed the “nkosorhemaa” of the district recounted how the funds used to be disbursed some years ago. She said “previously, the two percent PWDs fund was distributed to beneficiaries in the form of cash which never helped them to achieve it’s purpose of eradicating poverty among our brothers and sisters, this is the reason why upon assumption of his excellency Nana Akufo-Addo as the president of the Republic directed that the money should not be given to you in cash, rather it should be invested in an income earning trade of your choice. That is why we have these items before us today, they are what you requested for”.
She assured them of the will power of the New Patriotic Party government to continue serving the good people of Ghana till they all meet their expectations. This was after she advised the beneficiaries to make proper utilization of the items given to them. She said a monitoring team from the assembly will be visiting them from time to time to assist and access their growth in business.
Agyemang Duah William Okyere, the chairman for Sefwi Juaboso District Ghana Federation of Disabilities, on behalf of his staff and members expressed their immense gratitude to the government and District Chief Executive, for the gifts, promising to use the items for it’s purpose to help uplift the standard of living of it’s members.
Source William Dei-Gyau