Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the Quahu East District of the Eastern District are proposing to the government to directly deposit their personal accounts to pay for the Disability Fund.
According to them, channeling it through district councils deepens allegations of corruption and mismanagement of the fund.
Over the years, there have been concerns about the management and spending of disability funds.
Disability groups accuse Congress of not adhering to guidelines on disbursement of the fund, while Congress accuses the district councils of delaying the release of common funds.
But to quell the controversy, Kingsley Boateng, president of the district’s disabled people, is appealing to the government to allow them to open personal accounts and deposit money from sources.
He was speaking on the sidelines of a program to help over 500 widows and disabled people in Kwahu-Nkwatia with cash and other items.
“In my opinion, it would be better for the government to open our own accounts so that the money comes from the original. It helps members to spend their money wisely. I think it clears up the question of how much was paid, etc.”
The Program to Help Vulnerable People has become an annual event sponsored solely by Kwahu Nukwatia Nukosohene, Nana Owaidu Wadi I.
Nana Wadi addressed the media and pleaded with the people to promote love and unity among the people while supporting his community development agenda.
“It is great to support our mothers and fathers on occasions like this. It may not be enough, but it goes a long way in supporting families and individuals. We need unity and love,” he said.
Nana Opok Amankhwa II, Kidomhene of the Region Nana Opok Amankhwa II appreciated the efforts to develop the region. He praised the development chief for helping vulnerable people.
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