Gov’t supports PWDs in Asutifi South
A total of 34 Persons Living With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Asutifi South District of the Ahafo Region have received a number of supporting items from the government to enhance their living conditions.
The items, presented at a brief ceremony at Manhyia community, were sewing machines, information center items, assorted garments, assorted paints, groceries, hair dressing kits, fufu pounding machines, chest freezers, over the counter drugs, agric related inputs, and animal rearing.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Robert Dwomoh Mensah, in his address, expressed gratitude to the President for initiating a brilliant policy for PWDs since 2017, which is extremely impacting well in their lives.
According to him, the assembly has been able to support close to 500 PWDs, and per checks, the beneficiaries are doing well in life as compared to under the previous government, where monies were given to them as support.
He said the assembly collaborates constantly with the Social Welfare Department to monitor the activities of the beneficiaries to help them get the best out of the items received.
The DCE advised them to make good use of the items, because the government had them at heart and wanted the best for them.
He stated that the assembly would not take it lightly with any beneficiary found selling his or her items, therefore, all must adhere to the directives of the Social Welfare Department.
The District Director of Social Welfare, Martha Irene Plange, revealed that her department was always checking on the items given to the beneficiaries, in order to have value for money, and also to better their lives.
She mentioned that PWDs in the district are doing well with their startup kits, because the directives given by the Social Welfare Department are duly followed.
On the next plan of the Social Welfare Department, Martha Irene Plange explained that the beneficiaries would soon receive training to give them additional twists on how to earn more with the items supplied.
She cited an example that those with freezers to sell sachet water will have training on how to prepare products like fresh yoghurt and others, which will fetch them additional money.
Some of the beneficiaries thanked the government for supporting them frequently to help improve their lives, and also to make them feel that all is not lost, per their conditions.
According to them, the policy initiated by this government for PWDs is the finest because massive improvement is being recorded in the district, so far as PWDs are concerned.