The Municipal Chief Executive of Abuakwa North, Honorable Owusu Twum-Ampofo, has donated a cheque of fifty six thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 56,000) to registered disabled pupils of Ofori Panin Special School, Akim Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region.
According to the MCE, the fund was taken from the assembly’s disability common fund coordinated by the department of social welfare and community development headed in the municipality by Mrs Mercy Amoasah.
Honorable Owusu Twum-Ampofo used the occasion to advise parents not to neglect their special wards but rather take them to school for formal education to boost national development.
“Gone are those days parents used to abondon their wards because of their autistic nature, now the government has made it possible for all these children to be enrolled for formal education for the socio-economic growth of the country” Hon Owusu Twum-Ampofo.
He therefore tasked all parents to show maximum love and commitment towards their disabled children to curb stigmatization.
Mrs Charity Otu, headmistress of Ofori Panin Special School, recieved the cheque on behalf of the school and thanked the Nana Akufo-Addo led government and Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly for the gesture and said, this is the first time the school has recieved such money from government since its establishment.
She therefore pledged to put the money into good use for the benefit of the pupils.
She therefore, pleaded with the Municipal Assembly for more support also, come into their aid for burglary proof installations since they have been battling with thieves in the school.