Lockdown: Gov't to provide dry food packages and hot meals for 400,000 people

Lockdown: Gov't to provide dry food packages and hot meals for 400,000 people

President Akufo-Addo has stated that government will provide dry food packages and hot meals for 400,000 people during the lockdown in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa

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According to the president, the Ministries of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Local Government and Rural Development, and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), working with MMDCEs and the faith-based organisations, have begun to provide food for up to 400,000 people and homes in the affected areas of the restrictions.

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President Akufo-Addo made this known when he addressed Ghanaians on Sunday, April 5 2020.

"Through this Programme, the Ministries of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Local Government and Rural Development, and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), working with MMDCEs and the faith-based organisations, have begun to provide food for up to four hundred thousand (400,000) individuals and homes in the affected areas of the restrictions."
"This begun in Accra today, and will begin in Kumasi tomorrow. It will come in the form of dry food packages and hot meals, and will be delivered to vulnerable communities in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa," he stated.

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As part of the President Akufo-Addo's initiative to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, on March 27, 2020, he gave a directive to the security agencies to lockdown some regions in the country.

He also urged people to stay at home to avoid getting infected with the deadly COVID-19.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that there would be no taxes on the salaries for all health workers for the next three months.

He additionally stated that there would be a 50% additional allowance of the basic salary for all frontline health workers helping save lives and fight the coronavirus.

The president made this known while addressing the nation on the measures taken by the government with regards to the coronavirus pandemic.

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