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Regional News Thu, 31 May 2012

PWDs receive more funds from Kwabre District Assembly

The Kwabre District Assembly has since 2010 disbursed a total amount of GH¢85,414.47 to 173 People With Disability(PWD) to help improve their livelihoods.

The amount represent the mandatory two per cent share of the common fund for disabled persons.

In year 2010, 77 of them received GH¢33,753.60 and this went into the areas of education, skills acquisition, income generation and supply of assistive devices.

Madam Agnes Boakyewaa, the District Director of Social Welfare and Desk Officer for the Persons with Disability, said this when presenting an amount of GH¢36, 950.00 out of 2011’s release of GH¢51,660.00 to 96 to them at Mamponteng.

She advised the beneficiaries to work hard to become economically self-supporting.

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Mr Adams Iddisah, the District Chief Executive (DCE), expressed satisfaction with the good rapport and cooperation between the assembly and those with disability in the area and assured them of continued government support.

The DCE said they would see to it that there is equity in the disbursement of the money and that no one would be disadvantaged.

Mrs Angelina Adu-Boateng, Chairperson for the District Federation for the Disabled, thanked the government for the gesture and appealed to the DCE to ensure that the district assembly’s hall is made disability friendly.**

Source: GNA
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