From Francis Owusu -Ansah
The Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Assembly has presented various items to 129 people living with disabilities at a ceremony in Atebubu.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Municipal Director of the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, Mr. Ibrahim Rafiu, said the gesture, funded with the disability component of the District Assembly Common Fund, was aimed at improving the productive capacity of the disabled and to improve their well-being.
Making the presentation, the Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Edward Owusu, said the current application of the fund marks a departure from the past, where resources were thinly spread among the disabled, hardly making an impact on them as a result.
He said the government, with the welfare of the disabled at heart, took comprehensive data on them last year, after having increased their share of the common fund from two to three percent, with the objective of seeking to improve their welfare.
He gave the assurance that those who did not benefit from the current allocations would get their share in subsequent presentations.