As part of the efforts to financially empower People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Accra Metropolis, the Mayor, Madam Elizabeth K.T. Sackey, has presented start-up kits to three physically changed.
This was to help them start their fish farming, following a successful completion of specialised training in the trade.
The beneficiaries received fish tanks, fish feed, fingerlings and dip nets.
Addressing the media after the presentation, Madam Sackey said this would stop the PWDs from begging on the streets, a situation she said does not only endanger their lives but also demoralises them.
“The AMA has decided to empower every PWD with some skills to earn a living,” she said.
She encouraged PWDs in the Accra Metropolis to visit their respective assemblies for similar assistance.
The Mayor also disclosed that the beneficiaries were selected based on their interest and commitment.
Madam Sackey said the AMA does not only seek to offer the PWDs livelihood but to also promote the spirit of self-help among them.
Milton Mante Annan, one of the beneficiaries, expressed gratitude to the AMA, saying the support would help them to build a sustainable future.
“This will also help us contribute to the development of our communities,” he added.
He appealed for more assistance for other PWDs, saying this would help them out of poverty.
The beneficiaries are John Ofoliquaye, a hearing-impaired person at Mamprobi, Ivy Okai Brehun and Milton Mante Annan, physically challenged at Bubuashie and North Kaneshie respectively.
Bala Ali, ISD