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Lepers Aid Committee and Disability Council presented with two vehicles each

Feb. 4, 2019


 

 

Lepers Aid Committee and Disability Council presented with two vehicles each

MLGRD 4/2/19 The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), has presented two Nissan pick-ups each to the Lepers Aid Committee and the National Council for People with Disability at the MLGRD.

Presenting the vehicles to the respective institutions, the Minister for MLGRD, Hajia Alima Mahama (MP), said the vehicles were part of those purchased out of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) for the MMDAs last year.

The Minister further noted that the two institutions play critical roles in improving the lot of the vulnerable in society and as such it was necessary to equip them with vehicles to enable them carry out their monitoring exercises and outreach programmes.   

She further noted that the increase in the DACF allocation from two percent – three percent for the Lepers Aid Committee and the National Council for Persons with Disability respectively, was in line with the Akufo Addo led administration’s resolve to support the vulnerable in all situations.    

Receiving the vehicles on behalf of the Leper Aid Committee, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, SVD, said the gesture will improve upon their mobility around Ghana. He noted that a lot of lepers had been cured but due to their remote location it was difficult to get to them to provide assistance.

The Director, Finance and Administration at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Victor Forfoe, who received the vehicles on behalf of the National Council for Persons with Disability, (an agency under the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection) promised that the vehicles would be put to good use. He said the vehicles will be used to monitor policies of government.

Present at the ceremony was the DACF Administrator, Naa Torshie Addo, Deputy Minister of MLGRD, Augustine Collins Ntim and the Chief Director of MLGRD, Charles K. Dondieu.




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