PWDs receive support in Asante Akim North
Sixty-five persons with disability in the Asante Akim North District have received support from the Assembly through the disability fund.
Date Created : 10/9/2019 8:29:52 AM : Story Author : Rosemary O. Yeboah/Ghanadistricts.com
The District Chief Executive, Francis Oti Boateng, pointed out that, there was the urgent need for the support to enable the benefactors to go about their duties with relief hence the support for sixty five out of the total of nine hundred and thirty six (936) disabled persons in the district.
He encouraged the disabled persons not to underrate their potentials and capabilities since disability is not inability. He urged them to make effective use of the resources provided to grow their businesses.
He urged them to desist from street begging since that demeaned their status
He reiterated government’s commitment to build the capacities and empower Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to be financially self-reliant and reduce their burden on their families.
Hon. Francis Oti Boateng said the Assembly also supports the educational and medical needs of disabled persons as part of the social security and protection and appealed to disabled persons in the district to collaborate with the Department of Social Welfare to ensure prompt disbursement of the fund.
Mr Isaac Agyen, the Deputy Social Welfare Director for the District advised them to take good care of the items provided to transform their lives.