ONMA Empowers PLWD’s
Over fifty Persons Living With Disability (PWLD’s) in the Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) have received start-up capital and various items from the Assembly.
The gesture is among others expected to make the beneficiaries economically independent in their localities.
The items including, Pop- Corn Machines, Standing Fridges, Deep Freezers, Gas Ovens, Sewing Machines Shoe Sewing Machines, Hair Drier and Sink, Cake Mixers and others were procured with funding from the District Assemblies Common Fund.
Presenting the items, the Municipal Chief Executive Nii Boye Laryea tasked the beneficiaries to take good care of the equipment given them and to use it for the purpose for which it was procured.
He stated that there are a lot of initiatives in the pipeline for the beneficiaries indicating that the items were procured in consultation with the leaders of the PWD’s in the Municipality.
Mr. Laryea noted that he is particularly happy that the items were being disbursed at a time he is the MCE of the Municipality.
While stressing that the items had been procured with the taxes of all Ghanaians including that of the beneficiaries, the ONMA MCE stated the donation is their portion of the national cake and that President Akuffo -Addo is committed to the concerns of all PWDs in the country.
Joshua Addy, a Representative of the National Council on Persons with Disabilities urged the beneficiaries to grow their ventures and create more job and opportunities for others in the community.
“Bear in mind that we would come around for periodic monitoring and evaluation to see how the items and cash are being used” he cautioned.
Fuseni Issah, the Member of Parliament for the Okaikwei North also admonished the beneficiaries to put the items to proper use insisting that more opportunities are coming for PLWDs.
Story By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson