Fifty-Six PWD Beneficiaries presented with various items by Kwahu West Municipal Assembly
The Disability Fund Management Committee (DFMC) carried out a disbursement exercise on December 22, 2022, in accordance with the government’s directive to MMDAs to stop giving unsustainable physical cash to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and instead to equip them with sustainable business items.
The beneficiaries received items from Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, Mr. Peter Kwabla Tetteh, the Municipal Coordinating Director, and Hon. Emmanuel Boansi-Darkwa, the Presiding Member, including deep freezers, sewing machines, cocoa spraying machines, bags of maize, and yam tubers. The Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, in conjunction with the DFMC and Federation of the Associations of PWDs, coordinated the disbursement program.
In his speech in the Municipal Assembly’s forecourt, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, stated that the government was committed to improving the quality of life for all Ghanaians, particularly the less fortunate citizens of the nation. The Government has switched from providing cash support to providing products that generate income in order to make them productive and also increase their wellness.
He added that the presentation should be considered as a step against poverty because it would allow people to engage in economic activities to support their own livelihoods. He also advised them against considering selling the items rather than using them more effectively.He underlined that they needed to take good care of the things and that there would be regular checks to see how their commercial endeavors were doing. The Hon. MCE then expressed his gratitude to the DFMC and Social Welfare for their assistance and asked them to keep up the good work.
The Municipal Chairman of the Ghana Federation of Disability (GFD), Mr. Joseph Abankwah, thanked the government for prioritizing the needs of PWDs and asked the recipients to make good use of the donated goods to enhance their quality of life. He also pleaded with those who did not benefit to remain hopeful because the program was still going strong and their turn will come soon.
The recipients expressed their sincere gratitude to the Assembly for taking them into consideration and pledged to use the resources wisely in ways that would benefit them.