On Wednesday, 10th of August 2022 the Bekwai Municipal Assembly (BMA) through the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development (SWCD) presented support items to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) at the premises of the Assembly. The items consist of working tools and equipment meant to provide sustainably livelihood to them. They include wheelchairs, wheelbarrows, ice chest, female sewing machine, fufu pounding machine, deep freezers among others.

Prominent individuals in attendance include the following: Hon Kwaku Kyei Baffour (Municipal Chief Executive); Hon. Alex Arko Addai Darkwa (NPP Constituency Chairman); Mr. Osei Osei Asibey (Municipal Coordinating Director); Hon. Assembly Members and Members of Staff of Bekwai Municipal Assembly.

In his speech, Hon. Kyei Baffour congratulated the recipients for the privilege to be selected and entreated them to keep the items to good use to last longer to be able to solve the issues they are challenged. He advised beneficiaries to pray for the government of the day and preach the good news they have heard today to their colleagues who were not present at the event to motivate the government to do more for them.

The constituency chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) on his part, drew emphasis on the palm oil processing machine and advised the beneficiaries that though they were selected as recipients for the items they should have in mind that they are going to use the items to serve the community hence the need to put it in proper care. The community members present were told to honour the cost involved when services are rendered to them for the day to day management of the machine.

Municipal Director of SWCD, Mr. Ibrahim Antwi through the MC congratulated the recipients and admonished them to continue cooperating with the SWCD Department in order to get proper direction and advice in managing these tools and equipment for their wellbeing and career paths. In all two hundred and thirteen (213) persons were present at the event with One hundred and fifteen females and ninety-eight (98) males.

Source: Department of Social Welfare and Community Development

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