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Wed, 21 May 2008 Social News

Society for the disabled appeals for assistance

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By GNA

Mr Effah Guako, President of Nkoranza District Branch of Society of the Physically Disabled, has appealed for adequate financial support to enable members engage in income generating ventures.
Speaking to Ghana News Agency at Nkoranza, Mr Guako said the branch had 150 members some of whom had had training in dressmaking, hair dressing, shoe making, radio mechanics and electronics as well as agriculture.
“Those in the agriculture sector engage in cashew and oil palm production as well as bee keeping and livestock,” he added.
Mr Guako appealed to Nkoranza District Assembly to consider their plight and support them to start or expand their businesses for improved living standards.
He noted that the society had difficulty in accessing its percentage of the Common Fund from the assembly.
“As a result of lack of financial support, most of our members have chosen to beg for alms at the markets, a practice that affects our image,” he said.
Mr Guako appealed to parents who had children with disabilities not to hide them at home but expose them for skill training.
He called on philanthropists and NGOs to support the society.

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