Nandom District Assembly to construct PWDs’ training centre

Nandom (UWR), Oct 18, GNA – People with
Disabilities (PWDs) from the Nandom District in Upper West and its surroundings
will soon benefit from an ultra-modern Disability Skill Learning and Business
Centre.

It will serve as a meeting point as well as a
training and skills development venue for PWDs within the Nandom District
catchment area.

“This will equip them with skills for income
generating activities,” the Nandom District Chief Executive, Mr Thaddeus Arkum
Aasoglenang said in an address to PWDs in Nandom.

According to him, a needs assessment carried
out among PWDs in Nandom suggested that a Disability Centre was the most
pressing essential for the group at the moment.

He appealed to the Disability Fund Management
Committee to liaise with the leadership of the PWD to arrange for a parcel of
land at a vantage point for the construction of the skills development centre.

He said the Assembly had received GHC
196,681.24 this year from the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF)
secretariat meant for PWDs.

“This is by far the highest we have received
from the DACF since the District was established in 2012,” he said: the Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led Government has always focused on the concerns of
PWDs.

The President has developed compelling and
deliberate policies that would support the lots of PWDs.

Mr Aasoglenang said: “Today, the District
Assembly through DACF will be supporting 253 PLWDs with equipment and machinery
for start-ups, Farming activities, Mobility, Assistive devices, Educational and
Health support”.

The items are estimated to cost about GH¢74,
3400.00.

Government has increased the number of
beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment against poverty programme (LEAP) in
the Nandom District to 2,915, he said.

The move is seen as firm commitment by the
government to reduce poverty and meet the Sustainable Development Goals that
aim at eradicating abject poverty.

GNA

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