68 PWDs receive support at Shama

68 PWDs receive support at Shama

• Madam Hannah Nketsiah (right) receiving a deep freezer from Nana Atta Krakra I

Sixty-eight people with various degrees of disability received items and cash at Shama in the Western Region.

The disbursement took place after the assembly members in collabo­ration with the District Department of Social Welfare and Community Development had made feasibility studies concerning the needs of peo­ple with disability.

The beneficiaries received items such as deep freezers, industrial sewing machines, fufu pounding machines, wheel chairs, carpentry tools, phone accessories, and start-up capital in cash.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Shama, Mr. Ebenezer Dadzie said all people living with disability should be seen as part of the com­munity and must be supported in diverse ways.

He encouraged the PWDs to con­sider themselve capable of starting and succeeding at any venture.

Mr. Dadzie said the assembly members from the different elec­toral areas in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare would monitor the operations and evaluate the performance of each beneficiary and report to the assembly.

He urged PWDs to use the items purposefuflly and efforts were made to meet similar demands of future beneficiaries.

Madam Cynthia Kumi who received a deep freezer told this reporter she stayed very close to the road at Shama Junction and so she would sell water, minerals and other con­sumables and would use the profit to improve on her living condition.

 By Peter Gbambila, Shama

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