Ghanaian Chronicle

Disabled persons receive share of Common Fund

Date published: August 17, 2012

Sixty-one Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Nanumba South District of the Northern Region of Ghana have been given a total of GH¢41,198 as their share of the Common Fund.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Alhaji Amidu Seidu, presenting cheques to the beneficiaries at Wulensi, the district capital, admonished them to invest the funds into the areas their proposals were developed on.
He said if they said they wanted to use the money for farming and business among others, they should use it to buy equipment and machines that would facilitate their work, so that they do not rely on anybody.
Alhaji Seidu stated that the money given to PWDs in the district was an ample demonstration of the government’s commitment to ensure that all sectors of society benefitted from their share of the national cake.
The DCE commended the District Management Team of the Disability Fund for ensuring that prospective beneficiaries had their applications properly scrutinised before they were considered.
He advised them to increase the registration exercises, so as to identify all physically challenged persons in the district. This, he said, would improve their conditions, as disability did not mean inability.
Alhaji Seidu appealed to the District Management Team of the Disability Fund to ensure that proper guidelines were developed to facilitate the disbursement of the 2 per cent share of District Assembly Common Fund, which PWDs were entitled to.
The DCE pleaded with those who had not yet received theirs, to be a little patient, as their share would soon come.
The District’s Chairman of the PWDs, Mr. Solomon Azumah, thanked the Assembly and the government for coming to their aid, and promised that the funds would be used for their intended purposes.

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