New Juaben North Municipal Assembly have disbursed an amount of GHȻ69,000 to 46 Persons with disability ( PWDs) as part of their share of the District Assemblies common fund ,with some receiving GHȻ1500 and GHȻ1000 respectively.
The cash presentation forms part of the government’s efforts to improve the livelihood of the disable and making them feel loved, despite their physical defects.
Madam Sally Mahama urged beneficiaries to make good use of the donation and to do away with the challenges PWDs encounter in their day to day upkeep.
She advised them to invest the monies in their various preferred businesses earlier discussed with the social welfare department to have positive impact on their lives and families.
She emphasized that her outfit would keep monitoring the activities of the beneficiaries to ensure they use the monies for the intended purposes.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon Comfort Asante in her address was grateful to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, Member of Parliament for New Juaben North constituency ,Hon Nana Adjei Boateng and the staff of the Assembly for their efforts in making the livelihood of the disabled a better one.
She advised the beneficiares to use the monies for the intended purpose for which the money have being given out to help deal with begging on the streets.
We decided to go into agreement with beneficiares as to what exactly they want to invest in since most of the things are personal businesses ,the Assembly thought it wise to give out the monies so that beneficiares can personally take their decision themselves.
The chairman for Person with Disability, Mr Samuel Sarpong Boateng on behalf of his colleagues thanked the President of the Republic of Ghana and the Assembly for their continuous support of the disabled since its inception.
He, however, warned beneficiares to desist from using the monies for the intended businesses as those who go contrary to the negotiations can be punished by the law or may not have the opportunity for another disbursement.
The ceremony was withnessed by the Municipal coordinating Director, AIhaji Ibrahim Amadu Tijani, the Municipal finance officer Alhaji Muntarah AIhassan, Municipal budget officer Mr Attah Baah Joseph and other heads of department.