From Sammy Asare, Ahafo Hwidiem
The Asutifi North District Chief Executive (DCE), Robert Dwomoh Mensah, has cautioned all members of the Federation of People Living With Disabilities (PLWD) in his district not to go contrary to the directives of the assembly, regarding the distribution of items and equipment, or face sanctions.
He gave the admonition at Hwidiem, the district capital, when he presented items worth GH¢53,000 to 26 persons with disabilities on behalf of the government to enhance their living conditions.
The items presented to them included 13 chest freezers, three wheelchairs, two industrial sewing machines and over-locking machines each, electrical accessories, pieces of cloth, bag of onions, photo printing machines and computers, footwear and materials for decoration.
According to him, it had come to the notice of the assembly that, last year, some beneficiaries did not use the items given to them, per the directives of the assembly, to the extent that some kept their share in their rooms, and warned that the assembly would not tolerate this.
He said the assembly, in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare, would visit beneficiaries every three months to monitor their activities.
Mr. Dwomoh Mensah said it was the mandate of the government to ensure that all physically challenged persons get something doing to make them sound in funds, hence, it was unacceptable for some persons to go contrary to the directives of the benefactor government.
The DCE appealed to the PLWDs to use the items to improve their lives and that of their families.
The District Social Welfare Officer, Martha Irene Plange, explained that all the items given to the beneficiaries are what they requested, so they had no excuses not to use the items to improve the lives.
She said the assembly did not impose any of the items on them,
so her outfit would keenly do follow ups on what they do with the items, for their own good.
All Assembly Members attended the presented held at the forecourt of the assembly.