[ 2012-03-11 ]
Disability Fund disbursed in the Volta Region
Ho, March 10, GNA - The Ho Municipal Assembly
disbursed a total of 37,025 Ghana cedis from its
Disability Fund among 125 disability groups and
individuals last year.
Madam Deti Selormey, Chairperson of the Fund's
Management Committee, announced these at a
stakeholders meeting to identify ways children and
young people with disabilities can have access
inclusive education and live independently.
The meeting was organized by the New Horizon of
the Blind (NHFB) and Kekeli, non-governmental
organizations on People with Disabilities (PWDs).
Madam Selormey said education was needed to get
more pupils and students with disabilities to take
advantage of the benefits under the Fund.
She observed that the cost of educating the
disabled child is much more expensive than
educating their colleagues without disabilities
saying the Braille- a very essential study
material for a visually impaired child for
instance could hardly be afforded by parents whose
children have such a disability.
Madam Selormey said the assistance from the Fund
was available to all persons with disabilities
irrespective of the group they belonged and that
they only have to apply to Disability Fund
Participants at the event suggested to the
Committee institutes measures to monitor whether
the beneficiaries of the fund were using them for
the stated purposes.
Source - GNA
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