COVID-19: Rebecca Akufo-Addo receives 5000 boxes of food items to donate to the poor (photos)

COVID-19: Rebecca Akufo-Addo receives 5000 boxes of food items to donate to the poor (photos)

- Ghana's First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has received 5000 boxes of food items to donate to the poor and needy

- First Lady received the food items as part of the Rebecca Foundation Relief Boxes Challenged which was activated today, April 2, 2020

- The initiative will donate boxes of food items to the vulnerable including, widows, aged, children among others amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has personally received 5000 boxes of food items on behalf of the Rebecca Foundation to donate to the poor and needy.

The Rebecca Foundation launched the Relief Boxes Challenged today, April 2, 2020, to support the national effort of the preventive and treatment measures instituted by the government against the spread of the COVID-19.

In a post on her verified Facebook account, the First Lady noted that the challenge is to encourage individuals and organizations, especially those in the retail business to partner with the Rebecca Foundation, to donate boxes of food, everyday household items and hygiene products, to the vulnerable including, widows, the aged, the destitute, people with special needs and kayayeei with children.

READ ALSO: COVID-19 lockdown: Asantehene launches GHC1m fund to support the needy in Kumasi

She reiterated that these are indeed difficult times due to the global coronavirus pandemic ''that has taken lives, hospitalized many, crashed stock markets, and impacted global health systems in a way I have never seen in my lifetime.''

''In these times we are all called to duty. Duty to stop the spread and ensure the sick recover. We also owe it a duty to support those most affected by the COVID 19 measures,'' the post further said.

Rebecca Akufo-Add emphasised that there is hope borne by that fact that the government and others are all working to eliminate the COVID 19 from Ghana.

She however cautioned that: ''we cannot take our foot off the pedal. That is why, I humbly entreat all of you to take up the challenge to contribute to the Rebecca Foundation’s Relief Boxes Challenge.''

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Meanwhile, it was reported that Ghana's coronavirus confirmed cases have shot up to 204. The Ghana Health Service says the nine additional cases were all recorded in Accra

Ghana's case previously stood at 195.

In other news, a 28-year-old porridge seller identified as Suweiba Jibrim has died after a vehicle ran into her while she was selling at a joint at Adiebeba, a suburb in Kumasi. Suweiba Jibrim died on the spot after the car crashed into her.

The incident which happened in the morning of Wednesday, March 31, 2020, left the entire community and family of the deceased in a state of severe distress.

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