Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly releases GH¢35,000 for disables
The Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly has released GH¢35,000 into the special account for the District’s branch of Ghana Federation of the Physically-Handicapped to enable its members to engage in productive ventures towards their rehabilitation.
The amount represented arrears of the Disabled share of the Assembly’s Common Fund arranged by the Government and the Ministry of Local Government to promote the welfare needs of the physically-handicapped.
Mr. Effah Guakro, president of the District branch, disclosed this at a general meeting of the Association in Nkoranza at the weekend.
He commended the Government for considering the plight of the physically-handicapped, as well as Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, District Chief Executive, for his instrumentality in ensuring the prompt payment of their share of the common fund.
Mr Guakro announced about 146 people had registered with the Association in the Municipality.
He said the management committee of the Association’s fund had approved of the release of GH¢30,000 from the amount to support development activities initiated by the association.
Some of our members are learning vocations including dressmaking, hairdressing, electronics and leather works, whilst others are in school or engaged in trading/business activities, he added.
Mr Guakro deplored the negative attitude of some physically-handicapped persons who beg for alms at roadsides and advised such people to stop the practice.