The gesture forms part of the Assembly’s effort aimed at mitigating possible problems PWDs may go through due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Presenting the items to the leadership of the federation at the forecourt of the Assembly at Twedie on Monday, April 27, for onward distribution, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Nana Okyere- Tawiah Antwi, indicated that the outbreak of the deadly Covid- 19 pandemic has had major impact on all lives and as the nation confronts and addresses the global pandemic it was prudent to assist the PWDs at the assembly.
He disclosed that, the Assembly after consultation with the Social Welfare Department and representative of Persons with Disabilities decided to put their portion of their Common Fund to judicious use.
“An amount of GHS 6500.00 from the funds was used in purchasing bags of rice, crates of eggs, cooking oils, bags of gari, bags of beans, boxes of sardines and tomato pastes to deal with hunger pertaining to the outbreak of the pandemic.”
Nana Okyere – Tawiah Antwi, advised the leadership of the federation to educate their members to strictly abide by the protocols by practicing social distancing, washing of hands regularly with soap under running water and wearing of face masks to repudiate the potential spread of the pandemic in the district.
The AKDA DCE also encouraged the leadership to strictly adhere to the mandatory wearing of face mask by local government authorities in Accra and Kumasi.
Chairman of the federation, Mr. Akwasi Mensah, taking delivery of items on behalf of the members in the Atwima Kwanwoma District, expressed gratitude to the assembly.
He indicated that the outbreak of Covid-19 had hit the PWDs hard.
“The purchase of these items with the Common Fund was needful at this crucial time so as to be able to feed 650 of our members,” he stressed.
The Social Welfare Department Officer for AKDA, Mabel Akuamoah Agyapomaa, said she was excited by the arrangement by the assembly, adding that the gesture was crucial at this time for the PWDs.
The Department, she indicated would continue to support the PWDs so that their lives would be less stressful.
Source: David Afum