Persons with Disability to enjoy 2% of District Assemblies Common Fund

Posted: July 21, 2010 in Agriculture/Poverty, Economic Reporting
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Persons with Disability would soon enjoy two percent of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to help improve on their standard of living, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Joseph Yiereh Chireh has said.The supposed percentage, according to the sector Minister, would be deducted from all the district assemblies accounts based on the formula for disbursement of the Fund, as approved by Parliament this year. “Mr. Speaker, with the cooperation of the Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund, the 2% has been deducted at source and is with the Administrator,” he said.

The Minister said this yesterday in Parliament, when he was responding to a question posed by the MP for Asunafo South, Mr. George Boakye. The Asunafo South MP demanded from the Minister measures that the Ministry has put in place to ensure that 2% of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund meant for the disabled is disbursed to them by the various District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies.

According to Hon. Yileh Chireh, his outfit has directed all the Assemblies to open bank accounts for Persons with Disability and forward the account numbers to the Administrator of the DACF to enable him transfer the amount due into those accounts. He said the Assemblies have also “been directed to disburse and manage the funds in line with approved guidelines on the disbursement and management of the two percentage DACF for persons with Disability.

That notwithstanding, he noted that account for Persons with Disability shall be subjected to auditing, “just like any other public account.”


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