- Pastor Dr Boadi Nyamekye, the Head Pastor of Makers House Chapel International has introduced an emergency food relief van amid the COVID-19 partial lockdown
- The emergency food relief van will provide packaged food, sanitisers and other items to people, particularly the needy
- Pastor Nyamekye said this is part of efforts by the church in support of the fight against the coronavirus
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The Head Pastor of Maker's House Chapel International, Pastor Boadi Nyamekye, has introduced an emergency food relief van to provide packaged food for the poor and homeless.
The admirable gesture comes in the wake of the novel coronavirus plaguing the world which has also necessitated a partial lockdown in some major cities in Ghana.
Aside the packaged food being distributed by the emergency food relief van, the outlet is also on standby to supply hand sanitisers, bottled water to everyone in need in the country amidst the lockdown and a number has been made available for persons in need to call for food items.
Persons who call on the outlet for assistance would have to make known their location for their items to be delivered at their doorstep.
As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, the lockdown, imposed by President Nana Akufo-Addo pursuant to the powers granted the president of the Republic, under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), took effect today, [Monday], March 30, 2020, which will be in full force for the next two weeks.
Noting why the church is undertaking this pleasant gesture in support of the fight against the COVID-19, Pastor Dr Boadi Nyamekye said; ''These are indeed trying times and our humanity is being tested by the day.
However, it's our duty and collective responsibility to stand with the poor and the needy in the society.''
Already, a needy woman identified as Maame Rose, a mother of 11 kids, has received a bag of rice, 3 cartons of Verna Bottled Water, 2 crates of eggs and groceries after her plight came to the attention of Pastor Dr Boadi Nyamekye.
The emergency food relief van is expected to cater for 1500 households in Ghana.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service has said that a total of 152 COVID-19 cases including 5 deaths have been confirmed in Ghana.
In other news, President Akufo-Addo recently outlined stringent measures including a partial lockdown of major cities in Ghana to help prevent and contain further spread of the coronavirus.
However, many still do not understand what the partial lockdown means and how it affects them. Here are five things to know about the partial lockdown and how it would affect you.
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