On Thursday 14/04/22 the District Assembly through the department of Social Welfare and Community Development (SWCD) distributed items worth three percent (3%) share of the district assembly’s common fund meant for People Living with Disabilities (PWD’s) in the district.
A total of ninety-six (96) PWDs benefited from the three (3%) of the common fund.
A total of twenty-seven (27) PWDs were supported to rear animals; twenty-three (23) PWDs were given seed capital for trading; eight (8) PWDs received fridges, six (6) PWDs received fufu machine, six (6) PWDs received sewing machine, one (1) PWD received a packet of roofing sheets, one (1) PWD received a wheelchair, one (1) PWD received a cutlass sharpening machine, one (1) PWD received a tiling machine, one (1) PWD received a battery charging machine, one (1) PWD is being sponsored on apprenticeship and one (1) PWD received a fully completed container.
In his address to the beneficiaries, the DCE noted that the government over the years have made sustained efforts in supporting people living with disability through the department of Social Welfare and Community Development. He was therefore pleased that some items representing three percent(3%) of the Assembly’s common fund is being distributed to people living with disability in the district.
He urged the beneficiaries not to sell the equipment but put them to good use in order to help them gain financial freedom and not continously be dependent on their families and government.
Also in attendance was Hon. Alexander Gyan, Member of Parliament for Kintampo South. In his address, he emphazised and acknowledges the role PWDs play in the socio-economic development of the district and the country and for that matter indicated that the government has over the years increased a scheme to allocate 3% of the Assembly’s Common Fund solely to serve the needs of PWDs and affirmed that the allocation for disabled persons is governed and urged all PWDs to register and join the association of disables so as to benefit from the fund.
credit: SWCD, Kintampo South