Tease (E/R)- The Kwahu Afram Plains South District Assembly has presented start up kits worth G66,000.00 to over 50 Persons With Disabilities (PWD) to enable them establish sustainable businesses.
Items presented to them included physical money, containers, outboard motors, brand new deep freezers, fridges, bee hive caves, wheel chairs, provisions, rubber nets, corn and cassava milling machine among others.
At a short ceremony to present the items to the beneficiaries, Mr George Ofori, the District Chief Executive said the gesture was made possible with the support of the District Assembly Disability Fund Management Committee.
He urged the beneficiaries to invest the money given them into productive ventures to help raise their standards of living.
Mr Ofori cautioned the beneficiaries not to sell the logistics given to them.
He said the selection of beneficiaries was very transparent and was guided by prescribed guidelines to arrive at the decision as to who should benefit out of the numerous applications that were received.
He said one major requirement for the selection was that the applicant must of necessity be a disabled person and submitted an application.
Mr Ofori said the purpose of the fund was to empower persons with disability economically to get them out of the street begging for alms which sometimes resulted in the loss of precious lives.
The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the Assembly for considering them for the fund and promised to use it in ways that would benefit them and their dependents.
Source: Ghana News Agency