The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Central Tongu in the Volta Region, Thomas Moore Zonyrah has encouraged some 28 persons with disability (PWDs) who received various forms of support from the Assembly to make the best out of the very little assistance given them.
Mr. Zonyrah advised, “just as the biblical talents, I will advise you put these items to good use and also give assistance to others. You’re benefiting today and it will be others tomorrow until we cater for all of you.”
He made this passionate appeal during the presentation of assorted items upon request by the PWDs through the Social Welfare Department.
The brief presentation ceremony held at the premises of the District Assembly saw the beneficiaries supported with items including fridge, industrial sewing machine, with others having their tertiary education bills paid.
In all, six individuals had their fees paid at the university and vocational schools. One person received goats for rearing with the others provided for according to their demands.
A total amount of about Gh₵33,597.50 was spent in supporting the beneficiaries. In an interview with some beneficiaries, they expressed gratitude for the support.
A beneficiary, Alfred Fiador was filled with appreciation for the Assembly for its support for PWDs and prayed for God’s blessing for them.
“It’s mind blowing what has been done for us here today, other assemblies are in the news for embezzling funds meant for PWDs but here we are through the thoughtfulness of our leaders in the Assembly and receiving support no one would have given us. It was through this same Assembly that I was able to complete my senior high school (SHS) education and currently at University of Winneba. God richly bless all those who made this possible.”
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Social Welfare Committee at the Assembly, Godwin Kaletsi expressed dissatisfaction at how the first batch of beneficiaries left the items unused, thus, defeating the purpose for which they were provided.
He said their searches revealed the items have been left idle which was not the best for the Assembly nor the PWDs.
“We have gone round to see how best these items are been put to use and its sad some people are still keeping their fridges new without use. This is really sad to say the least.”
By: Fred Duhoe/voltaonlinegh.com