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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly, (AMA) has distributed working tools and capital to 130 Persons with Disabilities, (PWDs), within the metropolis to empower them economically.

The items which are the first batch to be presented for the year included: Sixty-five (65), chest freezers, Three (3) laptops, Ten (10) refrigerators, Nine (9) shoe grinding machines, Twenty-five (25) bags of charcoal as well as Twelve (12) industrial sewing machines, an amount of GH₵2000 start-up capital for mobile money vending and agribusiness.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the AMA, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, who presented the items at a brief ceremony in Accra last Friday, said it is the wish of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to leave no one behind as he strives to improve the lives of Ghanaians hence the increase of the district assembly common fund from two to three percent, (2 to 3%) in order to reach out to more PWDs and empower them.

He said the government hopes to support all PWDs and build their capacities, to become economically independent and productive in society and urged them to stay off the streets begging for arms.

He assured that a team from the Assembly would continue monitoring beneficiaries who received items to ensure that the items were put to good use.

Mr.  Sowah disclosed that, the AMA had begun collecting data of all PWDs’ within its jurisdiction calling on all who had not been registered to visit the nearest Sub Metro in order to be captured.

The National Health Insurance Scheme, (NHIS), were also present to register people who had not registered for the insurance. 

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