The Tatali Sanguli District of the Northern Region has procured items worth thousands of cedis in support of persons with disabilities in the district.
The items included freezers, hairdryers, farming inputs, livestock, sewing machines, among others, to assist them to make a living.
According to the District Chief Executive for the area, Thomas Mbomba, this kind of support will be more sustainable.
“In the past, it was that physical cash was being shared for the people living with disabilities. That was the trend and that was not sustainable, but now the trend is that we are looking for a more sustainable way of livelihood for them. The sustainability of the help is the reason why we are supporting them with items that when they receive; it can keep them for the rest of their lives.”
At the presentation ceremony in Tatali, the District Chief Executive for the Tatali Sanguli, Thomas Mbomba, admonished the beneficiaries to put the items to good use in order to be able to live meaningful lives and to support their families.
“I wish to admonish the people that will receive the various kinds of rewards to make very good use of it so that it can sustain them and their families. They should not sell them, but put them to good use to make a positive change in their lives.”
The Tatali Sanguli District also presented cheques of GHc 1,000 each to five students in support of their education at the tertiary level.
A visually impaired student at the University of Education, Winneba, expressed joy for support from the assembly.
She told Citi News how the support is going to benefit her.
“The support has helped me a lot because it has not been easy with my parents. I cannot see, and my parents are poor, and things are difficult for us. I am very happy for the support from the assembly that at least I will be able to pay my fees.”
In all, about 564 persons with disabilities benefited from the district assembly’s support.
18 PWDs received one sewing machine each, six persons with disabilities received one deep freezer each, 82 disabled students in tertiary and others at school for the deaf and dumb also received various sums as educational support.
About Twenty-two beneficiaries received hair dryers and other items.
91 disabled farmers received a cash support of 100 cedis each, maize seeds and weedicides as support for their farming activities.
By: Mohammed Aminu M Alabira/citinewsroom.com/Ghana