Bibiani-Anhwiaso Bekwai Assembly spends GHC34,980 on disabled people
5/14/2012 7:30:34 PM -
Bibiani (W/R), May 14, GNA - The Bibiani-Anhwiaso Bekwai Assembly has spent a total of GH¢ 34,980 from its common fund to support people with disability in the district.
Out of the 66 beneficiaries, 12 are undergoing apprenticeship in carpentry, dress making, hair dressing, tailoring and leather work while 7 persons have been supported with their businesses.
Mr Joe Adansi Bondah, District Chief Executive (DCE) of Bibiani-Anhwiaso Bekwai, said this during the assembly,s first ordinary meeting adding that 47 people with disability have also received top-up packages to expand their business in tailoring, carpentry, dress making and hair dressing.
The DCE said the support to the disadvantaged people is in line with government's principle of ensuring equity and balanced development across the country.
Mr Adansi Bondah said as part of efforts to improve security situation in the constituency, the assembly has embarked on fixing street lights in the entire district.
He said so far about 99 per cent of the work has been completed adding that areas which have not been covered under the street lighting system will be considered.
The DCE tasked assembly members to ensure that the street lights are put off during the day time to enable them save energy.
Mr Adansi Bondah entreated the assembly members to avoid attacking colleagues who express their opinion on issues raised on the floor of the house during meetings and rather work together as a team to ensure peace and development in the district.