From Ernest Best Anane
The Amansie South District Assembly has donated start-up equipment to People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) as part of their share of the District Assembly Common Fund.
Thirty-five of the beneficiaries received cash to expand their businesses, while 11 were supported to have access to healthcare, with 12 receiving fridges.
Seven others received educational support, while three had sewing machines, with one receiving a spraying machine. Two others received hairdryers and wheelchairs.
Mr. William Asante Bediako, District Chief Executive of the area, at the presentation, entreated the beneficiaries to make good use of the equipment to improve their standard of living in order not to become a burden to their families and parents.
Mr. Francis Adjei, District Director of Social Welfare and Community Development, said the gesture was in line with the commitment of the government and the Social Welfare Department to eliminate street begging by PLWDs.
He charged them to put the equipment to good use to serve as source of income.
Mr. Richard Ayirebi, Chairman of the Disability Fund, also urged those who are yet to be supported to be patient, saying as soon as the government makes funds available, they would benefit from the package.