The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Jaman North District, Hon. Adane Ankomah has presented equipment to some physically challenged persons in the area to enable them to engage in productive activities to improve their living standards.
The items included gas ovens, fufu-making machines, deep freezers, vulcanizer machines, popcorn machines and sewing machines.
At the presentation ceremony, Hon. Adane Ankomah in his address explained that due to the challenges PWDs faced in accessing funds to start businesses of their own, the government came up with the Disability Fund and other interventions to address their needs.
“PWDs share of the common fund was 2% but now it has increased to 3% under the NPP government”, he added.
The beneficiaries thanked the assembly and promised to use the items for their intended purpose to improve their livelihoods.
They entreated those who did not benefit not to despair as the programme was ongoing and would soon get to their turn.