Fifty persons living with disability in the Tano North Municipality have received support from the Assembly to alleviate their plight and strengthen their living conditions.
Items like deep freezers, sewing machines, shoemaking items, corn mills, roofing sheets, metal containers, hairdressing equipment and farming inputs were presented to the recipients at a colourful ceremony in Duayaw Nkwanta.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Municipal Chief Executive, Honourable Ernest Kwarteng said the government has increased the percentage of the District Assemblies Common Fund for People living with Disability from two percent to three percent.
He stated that there are now new modalities to ensure the effective use of such monies as the NPP government has a policy where a Committee will indicate what the money should be used for so that the assembly can purchase the items for the beneficiaries.
He continued that the proper and effective utilization of the allocated resources will go along way to alleviating the plight of People with Disabilities.
He discouraged PWDs from begging for alms on the streets and asked them to exhibit their productiveness by developing economic ventures.
He, therefore, entreated recipients of the items to use them to improve their businesses and livelihoods.
The District Assemblies Common Fund Act (DACF ) 1993 stipulates that a two percent of the fund be given to Persons with Disability to among other things, support their businesses.
Credit: Kwame Osahene/Oman FM.