The Federation of Persons with Disability is calling on the government to inject substantial capital into existing businesses of its members to enable them improve their living conditions.
According to them, most of their fellows are now pursuing higher education while others are also into various forms of businesses which make them independent, hence the call for support.
The group revealed the government presented some cash support to a few of their fellows in Accra who are into business to enable them expand and employ others.
The Akyem Abuakwa South Chapter of the Federation of Persons with Disability is, therefore, pleading with the government to extend the gesture to the local levels and give them a quota of job vacancies at the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
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Chair and Secretary of the Federation, Mr Asiamah Boateng and Shantel Kyei Mensah respectively, made the disclosure to Adom News at a ceremony organised by the Abuakwa South Municipal Assembly to present some items to Persons with Disability in the area.
Some of the items presented at the ceremony included refrigerators, barbering equipment, mobile money vending machine, toiletries and other edibles for start-up businesses.
Municipal Chief Executive of Abuakwa South, Hon Kwadwo Ofori Sarfo, said the items procured for them based on their own request and needs assessment were funded by the Persons with Disability share of the Common Fund.