The administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) Irene Naa Torshie Lartey has announced the release of GhC7 million to People with Disabilities (PWDs).
Two percent of the District Assembly Common Fund is allocated to the PWDs to start or establish small-scale businesses. The initiative is to support them to become economically independent, hence, reducing poverty in the process.
According to PWDs, they have not received their share of the Common Fund since 2016 despite its scantiness. Early this year, some PWDs in Yendi embarked on a peaceful demonstration spearheaded by Starr Woman Project Dream Edition to press home their demands.
The DACF administrator Mrs Lartey said the GhC7 million represents the first quarter of 2018 Common Fund Allocation.
“Seven Million Five hundred and Sixty three thousand, seven hundred and Ninety One Cedis and Seventy Six pesewas to the People with Disabilities (PWDs) across the country through the MMDAs representing the first quarter of 2018 Common Fund Allocation.
“This is to reaffirm the government commitment towards the socio economic empowerment of the PWDs in the country,” she said in a press released.
Below is a breakdown of the amount per region:
Upper West – GhC 513 ,529.75
Brong Ahafo – GhC 831,780.78
Ashanti – GhC42,457.30
Volta – GhC 1,181,047.80
Eastern – GhC1,060.836.76
Greater Accra – GhC273 ,621.39
Central – GhC730,192.18
Western – GhC575,240.56