COVID-19: Top NPP and NDC executives share food to 'kayayei' in Accra

COVID-19: Top NPP and NDC executives share food to 'kayayei' in Accra

- Key members of the NDC and NPP have come together to do an act of service to head porters in Accra

- The team visited Darkuman and other areas to provide food to those who could not get any food in the lockdown period

- Their coming together is a clear display of unity in service devoid of political affiliations and ideologies

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Key members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have come together despite their differences to support the trustees of the Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund as they distribute hot meals to head porters in Accra.

The former Youth and Sports Minister of the NDC, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, deputy National Women’s Organiser, Maame Efua Houajeto, and former Attorney General, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong were spotted working together to distribute the food packs to the head porters.

Also, the Tourism Minister, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, NPP's National Youth Organiser, Sammi Awuku, and Gifty Oware-Aboagye, the Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Secretariat were also present.

The team visited Darkuman and other areas, to provide food to those who could not get any food in the lockdown period.

COVID-19: Top NPP and NDC executives share food for kayayei in Accra

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Their coming together is a clear display of unity in service devoid of political affiliations and ideologies.

They chose to put their differences aside to work for the national cause, which in this case, is the effort to confront and defeat COVID-19.

Former Youth and Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, describing himself as a volunteer, pointed that supporting the vulnerable as part of an overall plan to confront the coronavirus crisis demands unity and oneness of purpose.

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In other news, government has revised the procedure used to distribute free meals to Ghanaians amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana.

According to a directive from the 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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