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Assembly presents cheque to disabled persons
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Regional News of Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Source: GNA

Assembly presents cheque to disabled persons

The Dormaa Municipal Assembly has presented a cheque for GH¢6,745.00 to 16 members of the Ghana Federation of Disabled (GFD).

The amount is part of the GH¢9,000.00 allocated to the Federation by the Assembly.

The rest of the total amount which forms part of two per cent of their share of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF), will be used to undertake the construction of an office accommodation, and a workshop for disabled persons.

Presenting the cheque, Mr. Gordon Asubonteng, the Municipal Chief Executive, said it was part of the Assembly’s aim of ensuring the timely release of their fund, in order to meet their socio – economic needs.

He reiterated the commitment of the Assembly to support persons living with disabilities, adding, it will never be the intention and agenda of the government to marginalize them, but will help them to be fully integrated in society to enable them achieve their life – long ambitions.

Mr. Owusu Sekyere Obeng, the Municipal Director of the Social Welfare, thanked the Assembly for disbursing their share to members of the Federation of the Disabled.

He stated that the disability fund would be used for organizational development, capacity-building of members, educational support, income generation and the provision of health needs.

Mr. Obeng urged the general public to offer any kind of support to people living with disabilities, rather than becoming liabilities to them.

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