The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Suaman in the Western North Region, Mr. Philip Kwabena Boahen has handed over 28 refrigerators, a fufu pounding machine, a modern sowing machine, cocoa spraying machines and physical cash to over 10 schoolers each having GH¢4000 to People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Suaman district as initiative of PWDs common fund.
The DCE at the ceremony stated in a brief address that the main aim of the disability fund is to empower the People With Disabilities to become self-dependent.
He mentioned that the assembly has been able to support People Living with Disabilities in so many ways and will still fight harder to do more for them in the district.
Hon. Philip Boahen added that apart from the donations, the assembly has been paying medical bills for PWDs as well as paying school fees, whiles making available sums of money to those who applied for support from his office to start some trade which will keep them busy and help them become self-dependent.
The DCE indicated that the donation of the items was a result of the applications the assembly received from the PWDs.
The DCE concluded that people living with disabilities need to be empowered by supporting them so that they can also be able to pay for their wards' school fees and medical bills without depending on anyone or begging on the streets, which will make them, feel part and important in the community in which they reside.
He therefore cautioned the beneficiaries to use the items in response to their intended purposes.
The Chairman for the PWDs in the Suaman District Mr. Kwasi Boadu Gilbert on behalf of the PWDs showed their gratitude to the assembly for such marvelous assistance and appealed to the district assembly to always try to get to know the needs of people of PWD’s before buying the items.