NiPDA sets 82 PWDs up for business

By
Isaac Newton Tetteh, GNA

Prampram (GAR) Jan.
10, GNA – The Ningo Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA) is provided material and
logistical support for local 82 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to set up
businesses.

At a short event to
hand over the startup items to the beneficiaries, Mr. Jonathan Doku, District
Chief Executive (DCE) for NiPDA said cash hand outs to PWDs would be an
exception rather than the rule.

He said government
had decided to rather support the beneficiaries with items to start  businesses based on their own request.

Mr. Doku further
explained that, the donations were the third of its kind since the programme
started in 2017.

Mrs. Augustina  Nartey, Director of Social Welfare, NiPDA,
noted that the District had about 600 registered PWDs and that the  Assembly was ready to assist such persons
have a meaningful live.

She explained that
officers would be deployed to monitor and evaluate the beneficiaries to ensure
that the items were used properly.

Visually impaired
Mr. Joel Addo, a form two student of Akuapeman Senior High School, who received
a brand new HP laptop computer, expressed gratitude to the Ningo Prampram
District Assembly for the support.

He informed that the
laptop would assist him in his academic works.

The items disbursed
included several bags of rice, maize and cement, hair clippers , Mini
containers, Popcorn Machines, tricycles, sacks of Charcoal, Assorted lace and
fabrics , stationaries and hair dryers.

The items cost the
District Assembly 100,000 Ghana cedis.

GNA

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