Department of Social Welfare Warns PWDs Not to Sell Items Received from the State
The Department of Social Welfare in fulfilling its mandate of supporting Persons with Disability (PWDs) to earn decent livelihoods, on the 19th of September 2022 monitored the distribution of various items, tools and packages to selected beneficiaries in Kpetoe in the Agortime Ziope District. The Regional Director of the Department, Madam Stella Mawutor Agbezuhlor led the Department to monitor the distribution.
The items, tools and packages were presented to twenty-nine (29) selected beneficiaries. In an address during the presentation of various items, tools and packages, the Regional Director stated that the Persons With Disability Act, 2006, Act 715 forbids beneficiaries of state support from selling the tools or materials they receive from Government, and anyone who buys such items commits an offence.
Madam Stella pointed out that the Disability Fund was to ensure that PWDs earn decent livelihoods and contribute their quota to national development through their profitable ventures.
The items tools and packages included barbering kits, deep freezers, incubators, wheelchairs, goats and sheep. Others were also beverages, tubers of yam, sacks of charcoal, and Health and Education support packages.
Among Other dignitaries present during the presentation was the Hon. District Chief Executive for the area, Ms. Emelia Emefa Adzimah.