Tarkwa MP supports PWDS with 10 wheel-chars, 11 crutches

The Member of Parliament for Tarkwa Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker, has extended a hand of help and support to the Ghana Federation of the Disable (GFD) in the Tarkwa Municipality.

The Legislator, who is also the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) has presented 10-wheel chairs and 11 crutches and an undisclosed amount of money to the GFD, as part of the activities marking his birthday.

Another PWD in a joyus mood in the wheel chair

The birthday celebration of the Tarkwa Nsuaem Legislator attracted other Legislators such as Michael Baafi, MP for Koforidua and Deputy Minister for Trade.

Alexander Adjare, MP for Kade, including singers such as Uncle Ato, Phillipa Baafi and Obaapa Christy.

Duker was joined by the Tarkwa Diocesan Bishop of the Methodist Church, Yaw Dodd, who presented the wheel chairs to the President of GFD in Tarkwa, for onward distribution to the members.

Duker explained that he decided to celebrate his birthday with Persons with Disabilities to send a signal to the world that they are also humans.

“I could have decided to stay indoors to celebrate my birthday but I decided to celebrate with you, because I want to assure and re-assure you that all is not lost”.

The Deputy Lands Minister, however, urged Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts (MMDCES) to consider the plight of Persons With Disability and urgently release the three percent common fund allocated to them.

The president of GFD, Tarkwa Branch, Daniel Okyere expressed the Association excitement and appreciation to the Legislator for caring about PWD’s.

“We are excited about the wheel chairs and the crutches, but we will appeal to other institutions to also support us”.

He said the Tarkwa Legislator has been very supportive of the association.The association, he said, has over 300 members in the Tarkwa Nsuaem.


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