The Kpando Municipal Assembly in the Volta Region has supported 23 persons who have difficulty walking with wheelchairs and crutches.

This is to enable them to move easily in their communities.

The support follows their call on the Municipal Assembly to support them with disability aids.

According to the Kpando Municipal President of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisation, Vivian Nartey, they wrote to the Assembly to provide the 23 persons, including two children, with the items and “Luckily, they provided us with some wheelchairs and crutches.”

Kpando Municipal Assembly supports 23 disabled persons with disability aids

“We are very thankful to the government and other Non-governmental organisations who provided us with these in support of the Federation to empower us to move easily,” she said.

The disability aids were given to them on Monday, April 25 2022, through the office of the Social Welfare Department of the Assembly with the supervision of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Joeffery Badasu. 

The MCE speaking after handing over the disability aids, urged disabled people in the area and Ghana as a whole to desist from being beggars on the streets. 

He urged them to identify their potential and seek government intervention to get the needed support for their survival.

Mr Badasu said being an MCE for the area; he will make sure that resources that are meant for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) will be given to them accordingly to make sure that “whatever problem that happened in the past where resources are sent, and the people (PWDs) don’t see them will not happen this time round”.

He then cautioned parents and guardians who are fond of locking up their disabled children and relatives to stop or face the law when caught immediately. 

Kpando Municipal Assembly supports 23 disabled persons with disability aids

The Kpando Municipal Director of Social Welfare and Community Development, Divine Kwame Gati, disclosed about 500 persons living with disability in the municipality.

A greater number are benefiting from the government’s social intervention initiatives.

Kpando Municipal Assembly supports 23 disabled persons with disability aids
Kpando MCE, Joeffery Badasu

He also mentioned that there has been an improvement in the living conditions of such people in the area in the past years.

“If we assess with the support we’ve given them, a lot of them attest to the fact that the support we are giving them is helping them,” he said.

The beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the Assembly and urged government not to relent in its support of PWDs. 

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