A total of 55 Persons With Disabilities in the Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly have received their share of the national cake and support in the form of cash and kind
Items received were shops, chest freezers and money in addition to enhance their living conditions.
The Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly on behalf of the government fulfilled the promise of improving on the lives of PWDs to enable them to become part of the mainstream in the Disability Act of 2006(Act 715).
The beneficiaries received various items such as popcorn machines, fridges, sewing machines, fabricated containers, Gas Oven, barbering sterilizers, fufuo mills among others, to support their income generating activities.
In an interview with Kwadwo Baffour, the Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE) of Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly, Hon. George Cyril Blay ,explained that the NPP Government had numerous support schemes in place to provide sources of livelihoods to PWDs.
According to him, government led by President Nana Akuffo-Addo has thought about the benefits of people living with disability contribute to the country’s development.
He said that, the process was a genuine one, where PWDs came forward with their concerns being specific with the needs they wanted addressed and cautioned them to handle whatever they had received with care as reports indicated that some earlier beneficiaries sold off their items and were now relying on others for sustenance.
The beneficiaries thanked the government and the Assembly for remembering them and not making them feel left out.