Afigya-Kwabre assembly gives ¢210,930 to disabled

persons-with-disabilityThe Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly in the Ashanti region, has made available a cash offer of GH¢ 34,018.00 in support of 55 physically challenged persons in the area.

The beneficiaries received between GH¢ 500 and GH¢ 1,500.

This brings to GH¢ 210,930.18 the total amount the assembly has so far disbursed to people with disabilities (PWDs), this year.

In all, 418 individuals have benefitted by way of payment for their education, setting them up in business and supply of walking and other devices.

Mr. Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, the District Chief Executive (DCE), handing over the cash to beneficiaries at a ceremony at Kodie said this was in keeping with the requirement that two per cent of the assembly’s share of the Common Fund was given to the PWDs.

This, he noted, was tremendously helping to transform the socio-economic situation of such people and many have become economically empowered, with children who would have ended up on the streets and traffic intersections, begging for money, now enrolled in schools.

Mr. Oppong-Kyekyeku advised that parents with disabled children and other PWDs take advantage of the opportunity to make things better for them.

Source: GNA

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