Mr. Godwin Kwame Dadzawa, District Chief Executive of South Dayi in the Volta Region says the Assembly is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that persons with disability (PWDs) have access to opportunities to reach their potential.
He said the Assembly was making every conscious effort to create an enabling environment that worked for all including PWDs so they could explore their potential and contribute to societal development.
Mr. Dadzawa said these at Kpeve when the Assembly presented some items to persons living with disabilities in the area to help them establish their businesses to earn a decent living.
The items which included 10 deep freezers, two fufu pounding machines and two cassava graters were aimed to empower the beneficiaries economically and improve their wellbeing.
The items were funded from the three percent of the assembly's share of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) allocated to PWDs.
The Assembly also presented 31 wheelchairs to the PWDs which were donated by the World Bank through the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled.
Reverend Mrs. Emma Adom, Director of Social Welfare and Community Development, said the disability fund aimed to reduce poverty among the PWDs.
She entreated the beneficiaries to ensure proper maintenance of the items and put them to effective use to achieve their intended purpose.
Madam Adom disclosed that the Assembly through the Department paid medical bills for some PWDs and provided support to some students living with disabilities in the district.
The Director said the Department would continue to positively touch the lives of PWDs and urged parents and guardians of disadvantaged children to desist from hiding them.
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