David Aniah, the Upper East Regional President of the Ghana Federation of Disabilities (GFD) noted in an interview that Municipal and District Assemblies in the region have only paid the first quarter of the disability fund.
This according to Mr. Aniah, is because only the first quarter of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) has been paid by the government.
The President of the Ghana Federation of Disabilities Organization in the Upper East Region further indicated that they don’t receive subventions from governments. According to him, they rely on reviewed 3% of the total amount paid assemblies as DACF.
“The disability fund, well, as you are aware, is supposed to be on a quarterly basis. Every three months, there should be a transfer but as we speak now, the government owes the various assemblies, and that includes the disability funds. I am very sure that we have only received that of the first quarter of 2022, so the rest are still in arrears.”
Unfortunately, we don’t get government subventions. Apart from the disability fund or otherwise known as the district assembly common fund. Apart from that, we do not get subventions from the government.”
A provision provided in the 1992 Constitution stipulates that Persons with Disability are allocated a percentage of the DACF. The fund is aimed minimizing poverty among all PWDs, particularly those outside the formal sector of employment, and the enhancement of their social image through dignified labour.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana