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More than fifty persons with disability (PWD) in the Kumasi Metropolis have received various working tools and sums of monies as part of efforts to empower them to create wealth and be independent.

The items included industrial sewing machines, shoe-making tools, and embroidery and knitting machines.

Others were desktop computers, laptops, printers and accessories, a photocopier as well as chest and deep freezers.

The monies in the form of cheques totalling GHC200,130.00, were presented to the PWDs to aid their skill training acquisition and cover their medical bills.

The items and cheques were donated by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) from the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF), and was an affirmation of its commitment to enhancing the wellbeing of the physically-challenged.

Mr Osei Assibey-Antwi, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), in a brief presentation ceremony in Kumasi, said “disability is not inability” and advised PWDs to shun inferiority complex that limited their ability to harness their God-given talents.

The Assembly, he noted, would not relent in facilitating skill-acquisition training programmes meant to build the capacity of those with disability for productive lives.

Mr Assibey-Antwi disclosed that the Assembly had made it a policy to making PWDs play an integral part in its socio-economic activities.

For this reason, it had decided not to compromise on its responsibility of ensuring prompt payment of the two per cent out of the DACF meant for the development of those with disability.

The MCE entreated the beneficiaries to strive to utilize the items judiciously for their own benefit.

Miss Susana Sackey, Metropolitan Director of the Social Welfare Department (SWD), thanked the KMA for the humane gesture and advised beneficiaries not to sell the items but put them to their intended use.
Source: GNA

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