The Gomoa West District branch of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled has commended H. E John Dramani Mahama and the NDC government for assisting them financially to improve their standard of living.
According to them, President John Dramani Mahama has over the years exhibited care and concern over the plight of Persons With Disabilities in the Gomoa West District.
” We really appreciate the efforts of President John Dramani Mahama for his timeless support to us. We are solidly behind him and will work assiduously towards his total victory in the November 7 Presidential elections. We hereby declare our full support for President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC. The recent increase of the Disability Fund from 2% to 3% of the District Common Fund has boosted our confidence in President Mahama and the NDC government”
The Persons With Disabilities made up of the physically challenged, blind and the deaf declared this support when the Gomoa West District Assembly disbursed their share of the Common Fund to persons of the Federation at Apam in the Central Region.
The fund being their share of the Disability Fund was to boost their economic activities and alleviate poverty among the Disabled society.
Apart from the financial support, the Assembly also supply sewing machines, network recharge and unit transfer tools to the beneficiaries . They were also given blankets and mosquito nets to reduce malaria cases in the district.
The Gomoa West District Chief Executive, Hon. Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah who disbursed the fund alongside with the District Social Welfare Officer, Mr. Ben. Narl disclosed that the Assembly has been supporting the disabled persons financially to enable them feed themselves and that of their families.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
He states that an amount ranging from Ghc 300 to Ghc 500 was disbursed to the over 200 Persons With Disabilities in the district according to their level of deformities.
” Apart from the above, the Assembly has agreed to provide artificial legs to two male amputees to boost their movement. This is not the first time, we have financed the cost of artificial legs to two people already. Even though it’s costly, we would support the amputees to get them out of their present plight”
The DCE continued “While thanking you for declaring your full support for H. E John Dramani Mahama, I will like individual member of the federation to be an ambassador for the NDC in your communities and campaign vigorously for President Mahama and the NDC to secure second term of office.
“You have seen the brilliant performance of the NDC government. The evidence are there for all to see.
This is evidence of the changing lives, transforming Ghana being carried out by President Mahama and the NDC government”
The chairman of the Social sub-committee of the Gomoa West District Assembly, Mr. Cosmos Amissah commended the Assembly for its continually support for the disabled persons in the district.