The Bosomtwe District Assembly in its effort to support the government in achieving the sustainable development goal 8.5 which seeks to achieve full and productive employment for persons with disabilities on 14th August, 2020 held an event at the forecourt of the district assembly to support some selected disabled in the district.

The event which was organized by the social welfare department of the Bosomtwe District Assembly was graced by the District Chief Executive, Hon. Joseph. K. Asuming, the district Coordinating Director, Madam Agartha Ahia, the district National Health Insurance director(NHIS), and some heads of department at the assembly.

At the event, items which included wheelchair, refrigerators, industrial sewing machines, provisions, clutch motor, hair drier, maize, livestock etc were given out to persons with disabilities in the district

In an introductory address by the head of social welfare department at the Bosomtwe District Assembly, Mr. Adusei Amponsah, he reiterated on the government’s decision to improve the living standards of the persons with disability in the country. He said the department of welfare in the assembly has in this direction registered a total of 592 persons with disability of which 108 are males and 330, females.

Further in his address, he said the motive for the event was a conscious effort to see to it that every person with disability in the district lives to achieve his or her full potential. Ending his speech he   edged the 53 persons with disabilities who are to receive the items to work and utilize them profitably and encouraged them to partake in any activity undertaken in their communities and the district as well. 

The District Chief Executive, Hon. J.K Asuming in his speech outlined the government’s intentions to develop the Bosomtwe community. He touched on the planting for food and jobs, one district one factory which are all initiatives by the government to improve the standards of living of the Ghanaian citizenry, and massive road construction throughout the country which the district is also benefiting from.

Addressing issues on persons with disabilities, he said the government has increased the amount to be given to the disabled to 3% in the district assembly’s common fund. He also touched on the government’s intention to involve persons with disabilities in its governance thereby sighting example of a disabled being appointed in the assembly’s committee. The Hon. DCE closing his speech encouraged persons with disabilities to be entrepreneurial in their day to day activities in order to keep up with the pace of development in the district and in the country as a whole and urged them to regularly adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols.     

Mr. Adusei, a beneficiary of the items thanked the president Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo and the District Chief Executive for their immense support to persons with disabilities. He also tasked those receiving the items to make good use of them .He again urged beneficiaries to engage themselves in businesses that will generate income to help improve their livelihoods.