Standard News of Monday, 2 December 2019
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has commenced the distribution of gear, objects and cash payments to Folks with Incapacity (PWDs) in the Metropolis to enhance their livelihoods.
The objects integrated fridge deep freezers, manufacturer new industrial sewing equipment, electronic appliances, tricycles for bodily challenged, Information Know-how Sets, barbering kits, clinical supplies, provisions for shop keepers, plastics bowls.
In all, 63 beneficiaries of the 119,785 Ghana cedi package deal were being chosen topic to a vetting approach.
Some beneficiaries acquired funds to foot their clinical expenses, college charges, and funds to reinvest in their collapsing companies whiles others have been retooled and presented income to assistance them undertaking into commercially practical things to do intended to make improvements to their financial circumstances.
Procured by the Assembly out of the 3 per cent allocation to PWDs from the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) and based mostly on requests soon after needs assessment was conducted, the objects would greatly enhance their organization functions.
Speaking at a quick ceremony to disburse the items on the Assembly premises, the Metropolitan Chief Executive of TMA, Mr Felix Mensah Anang-La, mentioned out of the full quantity, ?7,778.00 went into health care assistance, ?4,178.00 for instructional help and ?107,500 for company help respectively.
“In May well this yr, a whole of ?51,409.00 was disbursed to assistance many businesses, professional medical and educational expenditures of 51 persons with disabilities” he additional.
He mentioned that some 10 persons had asked for container grocery outlets and these retailers ended up currently remaining worked on and would be stocked and handed about to the beneficiaries on schedule.
These interventions, he noted, had been meant to make PWDs self-adequate and to empower them to contribute their quota to societal and national development.
He explained the president’s vision of empowering all Ghanaians irrespective of their situations in life, necessitated the introduction of a number of pro-poor initiatives aimed at reaching out to every person in culture.
The MCE admonished the beneficiaries to place the things to very good use so they could derive the entire added benefits thereof.
Mr Peter Agbogedenu, President, Bodily Disabled Association, who expressed elation at the gesture, identified as on the Assembly, to at all times, prioritize the requires of PWDs as most of them experienced the possible in contributing to the development agenda of the Metropolis.