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Monday, 14 May 2018

Disability Groups In Brong Ahafo Furious Over New Common Fund Directives

About eight (8) Associations of Persons with Disabilities in the Brong Ahafo region are not happy about the new directive regarding the distribution of the common fund.

Speaking in an interview with Blockman on Storm FM’s Morning Show ‘Perfect Storm’, the Regional Chairperson for Association of Persons With Physical Disability, Joyce Gyamfi said they are not able to access the 2017 fund which has been released to the District/Municipal Assemblies due to a new guidelines from the Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).

According to her, the new distribution guideline barred farmers, traders, students, persons under 18 and persons above 60 from benefiting.

She stated that the administrator did not consult the disability groups before coming out with the new guidelines.

Madam Joyce Gyamfi hinted that the groups will soon embark on a demonstration to register their displeasure.

She observed that People with Disabilities in the Brong Ahafo region are neglected.

“We don’t take good care of disables in the region. If you compare to other regions, education of our people here is very low. Mothers of most children with disabilities cannot afford to put them through schools,” she lamented.


The District Assembly Common Fund Act (DACF) 1993 stipulates that a three percent of the fund is given to Persons with Disability to among others, support their businesses.

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