Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly disburses Common Fund to 30 PWDs

Thirty People With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly have received various amounts of money from their share of the District Assembly Common fund.

It is to discourage them from begging in the streets and invest in self-help ventures to create jobs and wealth to improve livelihoods.

Presenting the funds, Mordecai Quarshie, the Municipal Chief Executive for the Assembly, expressed the government’s determination and commitment to improve the living conditions of PWDs and advised the beneficiaries to use the money given them in a manner that would alleviate their challenges

He cautioned them against misusing the fund and going back onto the streets to beg so that the assembly would be encouraged to provide more funds to sustain their activities.

Mr Quarshie noted that the assembly would continue to support and assist them through self-help projects and should make themselves available and not shy away.

He indicated that begging in the streets was dangerous since they were at risk of vehicles and appeal to them to rely on the assembly to help in ameliorating their plight.

“You must make judicious use of the money to economically empower you to become financially independent and support and assist your families and contribute to socioeconomic growth and development of your communities,” MrQuarshie admonished.

The chairman of Social Services subcommittee of the Assembly, Saint Kabu, said that the assembly was in the processes of establishing a wellness centre where they could have access to treatment of their medical challenges.

He asked them to have patience with the assembly in the challenging times as it worked towards establishing the centre so that those who could not afford medical bills would be able to attend the centre.

MrKabu appealed to them to earn respect in society to make them fully integrated into mainstream development

John Tsikor, the Municipal Coordinating Director,appealed to the recipients to invest the money into profitable ventures that would generate dividend to invest in more productive ventures to contribute to the development of the country.

“Use the items judiciously and for their intended purpose to improve upon your lot,” he advised.


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