A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by name Service With Love last Saturday medically screened about 200 persons with disability (PWDs) in the Asokwa Municipality.
Patrons were also fed with sumptuous food and drinks as they danced and played with members of the NGO and some staff of the Municipal Assembly as well as New Patriotic Party members.
Being the first time in Kumasi, the group collaborated with the Asokwa Municipal Assembly through the Social Welfare Outfit to get the PWDs to be present at the maiden outreach held at the Presbyterian Church at Atonsu.
The group which was made up of young medical practitioners and social workers screened patrons in blood pressure, diabetes, malaria and others.
Speaking to the media later, Asantewaa Koduah-Sarpong, Founder of the NGO and daughter of Madam Patricia Appiagyei, Asokwa MP said the group was overwhelmed with the patronage.
She noted that being the first time in the Ashanti Region the numbers were encouraging, adding that the first outreach they embarked on was in Accra with similar numbers.
Speaking earlier at the venue, Chief Akwannuasa Gyamfi, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokwa commended the group for the initiative.
He noted PWDs needed every support to make their lives less burdensome and also make them function just as able bodied people.
The medical screening and the provision of food for PWDs, the MCE intimated was a morale booster and asked that other likeminded groups should follow the example with Service With Love Charity Group.
Mr Gyimah promised to look for more opportunities for PWDs in the municipality as well as deliver its quota from the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) on time.
Alfred Tabi, Regional President of PWDs commended the benevolent group for the gesture.
He also commended the Asokwa Municipal Assembly for the support it has been providing to PWDs in the community.
The regional President asked for more support to enable his colleagues carry out routine activities as able bodied persons.
He intimated PWDs are special people with equal abilities such as every normal human being.
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