COVID-19: Government to provide shelter, food, sanitisers for the poor

COVID-19: Government to provide shelter, food, sanitisers for the poor

- The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection revealed that government has plans to provide shelter food and sanitisers for the poor and homeless

- She revealed that government has arranged accommodation for men and women who have no place to call their home

- The mentally retarded would not be excluded

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The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison, has revealed that government has initiated plans to provide shelter food and sanitisers for the poor and homeless.

According to the gender minister, logistics like food and water would be provided for Kayayei who would be housed by the government as well as those who have nowhere to live. The mentally retarded would not be excluded from the initiative.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry of Information, she revealed that government has arranged accomodation for ladies and gentlemen who have no place to call their own.

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According to the minister, those who have their own places of abode in Accra and Kumasi would be provided with food as well as sanitisers in order to stay safe.

Ms Morrison stated that data has been gathered on about 10, 000 head porters from both Accra and Kumasi where they are mostly found.

She further revealed that 20 mentally retarded persons have been picked up from the streets and are being well catered for.

Those of which could not be rescued from the street, the gender minister said, would be fed regularly.

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Meanwhile, the Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu has indicated that 34 new cases have been recorded since yesterday, March 31, 2020.

This takes the current total number to 195 including 5 deaths.

The Greater Accra Region has 174 of these cases, the Northern Region has 10, the Ashanti Region has nine, the Upper West Region has one and the Eastern Region also has one known case of the virus.

Out of this number, 100 are reportedly from the state’s general surveillance, while 58 infected persons are continuing with treatment at home after 20 of them were recently discharged.

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