Obuasi East Assembly Donates Items Worth Gh35,000 To Support PWDs

The Obuasi East District Assembly has presented items worth GH35,000 to support 13 selected Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to empower them economically ahead of the new year.
The items, which were sourced from the three per cent allocated for PWDs from the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) were handed over to the beneficiaries based on their request at a short ceremony at the Assembly premises.
They included 15 bags of charcoal, 30 crates of eggs and sewing machines, all geared towards cushioning them to be financially independent and not depend on others.
Presenting the items to the beneficiaries, the Chief Executive of the Obuasi East District Hon Faustina Amissah admonished the beneficiaries to make productive use of the items stressing that the Assembly has put in place mechanism to track how the items have been used.

” The Assembly has introduced a mechanism to check how the items given to PWDs have been utilized. This is done to ascertain how the items have led to the improvement in the standard of living of the PWDs”.
She averred that plans are in place to improve the items given out. This she said will only be done if the beneficiaries make productive use of the items.
Mr. Kwame Ankrah, President of the Obuasi Chapter of the Ghana Federation of the Disability Organisation, lauded the Assembly for its prompt disbursement of the fund saying it was quite unusual for the fund to be disbursed around the yuletide.
He said this should motivate the beneficiaries to make good use of it ahead of the new year “. Let’s start the year brighter and empowered with these items. We should not sell them or donate them, we should use them for their intended purpose to improve our living conditions”.
The beneficiaries who spoke with the media were full of praise for the government and the Assembly for the prompt release of the fund. Alima Seidu who sells charcoal said the bags of charcoal given to her will improve her business and profit margins.
She urged people with disabilities not to look down upon themselves and desist from begging along the streets. She advised them to venture into business or learn trade to acquire skills to improve their livelihoods.