As part of efforts to empower Persons with Disability, the Government of Ghana in 2005 introduced the Disability Fund (currently 3% of the District Assembly’s Common Fund) which is deducted from the District Assembly’s Common Fund and paid into a separate account under the District Assembly, the Disability Fund Management Committee has therefore established an effective monitoring system to ensure deserving beneficiaries utilise the fund to minimise poverty among persons living with disability. The Fund seeks to support income generating activities as a means of economic empowerment, provide educational support, build the capacity of PWDs in the districts to enable them to advocate and assert their rights and undertake awareness raising and sensitization on disability issues.
In view of the above, the District Disability Fund Management Committee members organized a three-day monitoring exercise focused on visiting persons with disability that benefitted from the last disbursement within the Bosomtwe District. These beneficiaries were randomly selected from Jachie, Amakom, Dedesua, Konkoma, Bonkokor, Sewua, Adagya, Aputuogya, Adunku, Feyiase, and Kuntanase. The exercise was held from the 28th to 30th November, 2023.