COVID-19: Government announces food request hotlines for needy households

COVID-19: Government announces food request hotlines for needy households

- The government of Ghana has released numbers that can be called by needy households or communities for free food

- Ghana's Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection confirmed the numbers in a public statement as 0800800800 and 0800900900

- According to the minister, 400,000 to 450,000 packs of food would be delivered every day to needy people

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The government of Ghana has released phone numbers or hotlines that needy households or communities can call for food to be delivered to them, either raw or cooked.

A report gathered by 3news.com indicates that Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, confirmed that the official numbers are 0800800800 and 0800900900.

This move is in line with the relief measures outlined by Ghana's president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on April 5, to help Ghanaians cope better with the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

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According to Cynthia Mamle Morrison, 400,000 to 450,000 packs of food have been delivered every day to needy people including persons with disability in lockdown areas.

Many people who live in Tema, Accra, Kumasi and Obuasi, have had their means of livelihood stripped off when the president declared a partial lockdown which began on March 30, 2020, and was scheduled to last for 14 days.

In addition, the minister further advised the public to observe the COVID-19 preventive measures, drink more water with lime, and build their immune systems with healthy diets to resist the virus infection.

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In other news, Ghanaians have descended heavily on a man who decided to record himself using tap water without discretion simply because President Akufo-Addo has made it free for 3 months.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the gentleman opened three different taps and had two buckets overflowing, while a wash sink was just flowing away.

Luckily for him, the man who perpetrated the act did not show his face or reveal his voice by speaking but that did not stop him from being heavily attacked by Ghanaians on social media.

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