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West Gonja Assembly presents ruminants to PWDs

The West Gonja District Assembly in the Savannah Region has presented small ruminants to about 50 persons living with disability in the district, as part of efforts to economically empower them.

A total of 200 small ruminants comprising 150 ewes and 50 rams were presented to beneficiaries from selected communities including Larabanga, Damongo, Dapalakura, Broto, Murugu, Sor and Busunu.

Mr. Saeed Muhazu Jibril, District Chief Executive for West Gonja, who presented the animals to the beneficiaries at Damongo, told them government will be committed to improve their living standards.

Mr. Muhazu Jibril said last year, the Disability Fund Management Committee of the Assembly approved 51 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the area, who further received various items including deep freezers, sewing machines, popcorn machines, poly tanks, beekeeping tools, shoe making tools, hair dryer machines and computer repair tools.

He said this year’s committee recommended the procurement of small ruminants for PWDs.

Mr. Dramani Katribi, Presiding Member of the West Gonja District Assembly and Chairman of the Disability Fund Management Committee was convinced that the support offered them, would increase their capability to generate personal incomes and also to improve their financial sustainability.

Mr. Katribi advised beneficiaries that rearing the animals to an increased number, would serve them better than immediate sale of the animals.

Mr. Dramani Takora Joshua, President of the Federation of PWDs in the district, lauded government for the initiative and expressed satisfaction at the manner, the Assembly handles PWDs.

Source: GNA

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