TAMDA DISBURSES TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED GHANA CEDIS (GHS 23,800.00) TO PWDS
The Twifo/Ati-Morkwa District Assembly, through the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development together with the Disability Fund Management Committee distributed Twenty-one (21) items and disbursed an amount of Twenty-three Thousand Eight Hundred Ghana Cedis (GHS 23, 800.00) to Persons with Disabilities in the Twifo/Ati-Morkwa District on Tuesday, 1st March, 2022 at the District Assembly forecourt.
The District Director for Social Welfare, Mr. Kofi Kwakye, mentioned that Three Hundred and Thirteen (313) Persons with Disabilities had applied for assistance of which only Fifty-five (55) beneficiaries were selected and out of these, Thirty-four (34) were allotted stipends worth Seven Hundred Ghana Cedis (GHC700.00) each whereas Twenty-one (21) received items such as chest freezers, sewing machines etc. He advised beneficiaries to make good use of what they had received.
Mr. Seasi Eric thanked the Almighty God and commended the DCE for effortlessly releasing the funds meant to support the PWDs. He pleaded with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) to support the association in any way they can. He reiterated to Members to use items/cash given them meaningfully.
Hon. Sayeed Effah Joseph stated that the main agenda as a Federation was to see to it that funds release by Government was properly disbursed. Also, he said that since more than Three Hundred (300) PWDs had applied and were yet to receive their items and stipends, it was the responsibility of the committee to see to it that it was rightly done. He entreated members to bring their concerns to the Social Welfare Department whenever the need arises.
Hon. Robert Agyemang-Nyantakyi, the District Chief Executive, admitted that he was in his 6th year in office and had been consistent with the distribution of items and stipends once or twice a year. He mentioned that the District was one of a kind in the country which did not undermine the Disability Common Fund. He indicated that as the number of PWDs increased and so do items and stipends decrease for equal service delivery. He added that Four Hundred and Sixty-six (466) PWDs had since 2018, received items or cash from the coffers of the Disability Fund. He advised members to use purposefully whatever they had received.