Views: 28 Ishmael Junourgh, UER: Nabdam, July 10, 2019, Wed., 12: 00pm Some 55 Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the Nabdam District of the Upper Eas...
Ishmael Junourgh, UER: Nabdam, July 10, 2019, Wed., 12: 00pm
Some 55 Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region have received 25,210 Cedis as their share of the Assembly Common Fund.
The District Chief Executive, Madam Agnes Anamoo (DCE) stated that 40 of the beneficiaries were students.
“Education is one of my priorities and once some of them are students, I am just happy to be doing the right thing,” said the DCE.
The Disability Act 2006 (Act715) seeks to improve the lives of Persons with Disability and to enable them to be part of mainstream society.
Madam Agnes said the Assembly had so far registered 523 PWDs, and more were still coming.
When asked, the DCE reiterated that the funds had increased from two percent to three percent per the promise of the Government during the 2016 campaigns.
She said that was a demonstration of commitment to improve the lives of the PWDs by the Government.
She said the Assembly was waiting on more funds for the rest of the quarters for more PWDs to receive their share.
According to the Social Welfare Officer, Azagsa Gabriel, the fund was for the first quarter, and those for the second quarter has arrived, but not yet disbursed.
He said the 40 student beneficiaries received11,100 Cedis as fees and as allowances.
Also, those for their health reasons received 4,500 Cedis.
Besides, those in trade realized 7,400 Cedis.