The North Gonja District Assembly (NGDA) has supported Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), in the city with working tools and capital to economically empower them.
The items included Sawing machines, fridges and motorbike.
Speaking at the presentation in the District Assembly, District Chief Executive of the North Gonja District, Hon. Adam Eliasu emphasized the importance of integrating PWDs into the Assembly’s socio-economic development efforts.
According to him, the government was keen on empowering PWDs to become economically viable and bridging the discriminatory gap hence the Disability Fund to alleviate poverty among persons with disabilities and to increase their participation in socio-economic activities.
“We all know that in this our part of the world, there is a lot of discrimination when it comes to dealing with persons with disability but the Government does not see it that way. The Government believes that everyone is equal so when it happens like that, and you do not have money to start up a business, we should be able to help you,” he said.
He revealed that there would be effective monitoring and supervision to ensure items disbursed were not misused adding that most beneficiaries failed to use monies and equipment given to them for the intended purpose due to low supervision.
The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the government and the Assembly and pledged to put the items into good use.