The Social Welfare and Community Development Office of the Ellembelle District Assembly has registered about Three Hundred and Ninety Seven (397) Persons with Disability under its verification and validation programme.

The PWDs comprise the blind, deaf and dumb, physically challenged and autism with various needs such as wheelchair, white cane, funds to start business, school fees, funds for upkeep among others.

The District Social Development Officer, Mr. Wisdom Bakuyeya hinted that the exercise among other purposes was to provide reliable database to the monitoring team from the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) Secretariat who came from Accra.

He explained that the exercise was also to accord the team from DACF Secretariat the opportunity to visit the project site of a 1No. 10 Units guest-room block under construction by the PWDs of Ellembelle which was started in 2013.

He added that the team verified the bank statement of the PWDs for the past two years and number of beneficiaries under the period.

Mr. Bakuyeya indicated that the SWCD through the Assembly conveyed the PWDs from their various communities to the Assembly premises for the exercise.