A total of fifty-seven (57) persons with disabilities in the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipality have received various equipment and appliances with which they are expected to work to fend for themselves and their families.
The donation of the items which include: wheelchair, fufu pounding machine, corn milling machine, plastic chairs and canopies, fertilizers was supervised by officials of the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly Department of Social Welfare and Community Development.
Some who wanted to rear animals were supplied with goats and sheep, while others who wanted to do mobile money vending were supplied with an unspecified amount of seed money.
Hon Salisu Bamba-MCE for Ejura Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly and Parliamentary Candidate for NPP in presenting the items warned the beneficiaries not to sell but use them to work to fend for themselves and their dependents, adding that if this is done it will also go a long way in reducing the rate of poverty in the area.
He disclosed that benefactors themselves selected the equipment they wanted depending on their disability, following which the assembly conducted a feasibility assessment before the items were purchased.
Hon. Salisu Bamba stressed that the beneficiaries after the presentation of this equipment cannot come to the assembly for support until five years later, adding that officials of the assembly will periodically visit the beneficiaries to find out if they are putting the equipment to good use.
He was confident that in the not too distant future, every grown-up disabled person will have some means of income provided for them.
Beneficiaries who spoke to Naagyeifmonline.com expressed their appreciation for the support and promised to put the items to good use in order to enhance their lives.