The Kintampo Municipal Social Welfare Directorate, Kintampo Municipal Assembly and Ministry of Gender and Social Protection have presented equipment to People with Disabilities, (PWDS) in the municipality.
The presentations were made from disabilities funds drawn from the District Assembly Common Funds (DACF). The beneficiaries received support in health, education and general welfare.
They items and equipment included refrigerators, farming inputs, fufu machines, electric swing machines and hair dressing equipment. All those under the health and education support categories were presented with cheques.
The Municipal Social Welfare Director, Mr. Frank Adjie, asked PWDs to register with the department to enable them receive similar support.
He also said it became necessary to replace the cash presentation with equipment, from consultation with the beneficiaries, to provide them with alternative means of livelihoods.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Kintampo North, Michael Sarkodie Baffoe, said the government was seeking to galvanise all human resource in the country to enhance productivity in the Municipality.
The MCE noted that successive governments had done their quota through allocations to People with Disabilities (PWDs) to empower them and take them off the streets, and gave the assurance that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government would continue with the trend.
According to him, the equipment would go a long way to alleviate poverty, empower the beneficiaries, and cater for their dependence.
He entreated them to put the items and equipment to good use, and called on People With Disabilities not to relent on their efforts, but to persevere to reach greater heights in life.
He inspired them with the story of the rise to prominence of the former Minister for Chieftaincy, Dr. Seidu Danaa, who is blind.