Disability Fund disbursed in Volta Region

The Ho Municipal Assembly disbursed a total of GH¢37,025 from its Disability Fund among 125 disability groups and individuals last year.

Madam Deti Selormey, Chairperson of the Fund’s Management Committee, announced these at a stakeholders meeting to identify ways children and young people with disabilities can have access inclusive education and live independently.

The meeting was organized by the New Horizon of the Blind (NHFB) and Kekeli, non-governmental organizations on People with Disabilities (PWDs).

Madam Selormey said education was needed to get more pupils and students with disabilities to take advantage of the benefits under the Fund.

She observed that the cost of educating the disabled child is much more expensive than educating their colleagues without disabilities saying the Braille- a very essential study material for a visually impaired child for instance could hardly be afforded by parents whose children have such a disability.

Madam Selormey said the assistance from the Fund was available to all persons with disabilities irrespective of the group they belonged and that they only have to apply to Disability Fund Management Committee.

Participants at the event suggested to the Committee institutes measures to monitor whether the beneficiaries of the fund were using them for the stated purposes.

Source: GNA

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