In a heartwarming display of community support and inclusivity, the Social Welfare Department of the Adentan Municipal Assembly organized a program on the 15th of September, 2023, aimed at empowering persons with disabilities within the municipality. This thoughtful initiative took place at the Assembly’s forecourt and brought together individuals from diverse backgrounds, all bound by a common goal: to create a more inclusive and equitable society.
One of the standout features of this event was the distribution of financial aid to 28 deserving individuals with disabilities, all of whom fall into the trade category. The checks, ranging from 300 to 3000 cedis, were provided to these individuals, courtesy of the Assembly’s Common Fund. This significant monetary assistance is designed to enable recipients to kickstart or further develop their entrepreneurial ventures, thereby enhancing their financial independence.
Notably, the event also saw the presentation of a wheelchair to a person with disabilities, symbolizing the commitment of the Adentan Municipal Assembly to improving the quality of life for its residents with disabilities. This gesture exemplifies the Assembly’s dedication to providing not only financial support but also practical aids that promote mobility and accessibility.
Mr. Divine, representing the Municipal Chief Executive, addressed the gathering with words of encouragement and inspiration. He emphasized the importance of utilizing the financial aid judiciously, stressing that the ultimate goal is to empower individuals with disabilities to become self-reliant and economically independent contributors to society. Mr. Divine’s speech resonated with attendees, igniting hope and determination among those present.
Furthermore, the event featured an invitation from Mr. Asare, the leader of the Ghana Federation of Disabilities Adentan Branch. He urged individuals with disabilities in attendance to consider joining the association, highlighting the numerous benefits it offers, such as advocacy, networking, and access to resources. This call to action underscored the importance of unity and collaboration among the disability community, emphasizing that together, they can achieve greater recognition and inclusion.
In a world where inclusivity and empowerment are paramount, the Adentan Municipal Assembly’s Social Welfare Department has taken a commendable step forward. Through financial assistance, practical aid, and inspirational words, they have not only brightened the lives of 28 individuals but also paved the way for a more inclusive and equitable future in Adentan. This event stands as a testament to the power of community support and the unwavering commitment to leaving no one behind.
SOURCE: ISD, ADENTAN