As part of efforts of the Government to empower persons with disabilities to undertake economic ventures that will sustain their daily lives, the Techiman Municipal Assembly yesterday, March 21, 2022 presented cash and items to fifty-nine (59) persons with disabilities.
The items included bags of cement, Water pumping machine, Gari Processing machines, Fufu pounding machines, and Deep freezers.
The source of funding for the donation is the 3% share of Common Fund allocation to persons with disabilities.
Addressing the beneficiaries, the Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Benjamin Yaw Gyarko urged them to take proper care of the items and invest into productive ventures that will uplift their standards of living and welfare.
He added that, the Assembly shall conduct regular monitoring to ensure that beneficiaries use the support for the purpose for which they were granted.
He further advised them not to sell the items they have received from the Assembly as that has been the practice of some beneficiaries in the past.
Present in the ceremony were the Techiman South MP, Hon. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah , the Regional Director of Social Welfare Dept., the Municipal Coordinating Director, Chairman of the Persons with Disabilities fund management committee Nana Boakye Ameyaw Pentemprem and other Religious leaders including the Regional Chief Iman.