COVID-19: Government directs waakye, kenkey, koko sellers to feed Ghanaians for free

COVID-19: Government directs waakye, kenkey, koko sellers to feed Ghanaians for free

- The government has revised the procedure used to distribute free meals to Ghanaians

- Food sellers like waakye, koko and kenkey sellers in particular communities are going to be provided with resources to cook and give them out freely

- The method was changed in order to adhere to the social distancing directive

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the government has revised the procedure used to distribute free meals to Ghanaians amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana.

According to a directive from government, food sellers like waakye, koko and kenkey sellers in particular communities are going to be provided with resources to cook and give them out freely to residents in the communities.

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison, in an interview with 3FM, explained that the method was changed in order to adhere to the social distancing practice.

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“We have expanded the process and now we have given kenkey sellers, kooko sellers, wakye sellers, rice sellers resource to cook for the people freely,” she said.

The minister added “Koko sellers are to be given needed resources to cook and give to the people so that people will not clamp together for meals but would have them as and when they want anytime. We need to ensure social distancing”.

“We are changing the process again because some places are densely populated so we have identified the food sellers and you go there and you can have your kenkey free,” she explained.

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In other news, 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, 2020, to help Ghanaians cope better with the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

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