Assembly support 18 PWDs
The Asokwa Municipal Assembly has provided assistance in the form of cash and other items such as refrigerators, shoe making machines, welding equipment and others to 18 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

Date Created : 12/12/2023 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Susana Danso/

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Chief Akwannuasah Gyimah charged the beneficiaries to use the items as well as the monies for the intended purposes and urged the PWDs not to misuse the support the government through the Assembly has provided and go back to beg on the streets.

“I urge you to use the items and monies for their intended purposes so that when you are successful the Government through the Assembly would be encouraged to do more for your colleagues who are also in need”, the MCE stated.

The Municipal Director of Social Welfare Mr. Dickson Frimpong explaining the criteria for the selection of beneficiaries for the support said the Assembly deals with PWDs who are registered with their Association.

He noted that the businesses as well as business certificates of these PWDs are inspected and based on their proposal for assistance the department works with the Assembly to supply them with the same.

Mr. Frimpong disclosed that monies used to buy the items as well as the startup capital presented to some of the PWDs is from the 3% of the statutory common fund disbursed to all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

A 41 year old Faustina Afriyie who benefited from the gesture thanked the Municipal Assembly “Previously i was taking second hand clothing from a supplier on credit and returned her money after selling the bale i collected but by getting this whole bale for free from the Assembly i will now sell them and use the money i will get as seed money to continue the business and save my profit”, She noted.