A total of 31 disabled men and women on Tuesday received working tools from the Bole District Assembly as part of the assembly’s efforts to equip them to lead self-supporting lives.
The beneficiaries who suffered from various forms of disability such as vision impairment, hearing impairment and physical disability, were joyful during the presentation of the items which took place at the premises of the Assembly in Bole.
Two received sewing machines while 29 got deep freezers.
The District Chief Executive of Bole, Madam Veronica Alele Heming, during the presentation, said the items were presented upon request by the beneficiaries.
Madam Veronica said the donation was also to encourage them to take their businesses seriously, and as well inspire their colleagues begging on the streets to also venture into entrepreneurship.
She urged them to take good care of the items and not sell them, but use them for the purposes for which they were intended, adding that a monitoring team would be detailed to ascertain how those items would be used.
“The intervention for the persons with disability was in line with the Assembly’s vision to empower these individuals”, she told Yagbon News in an interview.
Madam Veronica said such social intervention programmes sought to improve the socio-economic life of the disabled, and appealed to individuals and corporate organisations to partner the Assembly to provide similar support to other disabled.
Mr John Moshi Akwasi who received a deep freezer for his provisions business thanked the Assembly for coming to their aid, stressing that such support would help them improve their standard of living.