Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) who are members of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (FGD) in the Kumasi metropolis marched to the premises of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to demand the release of their portion of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF).
They say they have not received any disbursements for about five months now.
They also expressed displeasure with the new guidelines for the disbursement.
The red-attired PwDs carried placards with inscriptions such as: ‘We need our disability common Fund now!’, ‘No fund, No peace’, ‘KMA Boss we need cash not purchased items’.
They marched through some principal streets of Kumasi on Wednesday, 16 May 2018, before they besieged the premises of the KMA and presented a petition to Mayor Osei Assibey Antwi.
Some of them were in wheelchairs while others were on crutches.
Mr Prince Debrah, the Kumasi Metro President, who led the demonstration, kicked against the new mode of disbursement where they have to go for already bought items to start a business.
Receiving their petition, the Kumasi Mayor said their concerns will be resolved but insisted that the Fund will not be disbursed to them to purchase the items but the assembly will go through the procurement system to purchase the items to be given to them as the new guidelines demand.