Former President and leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress John Dramani Mahama has donated food items to over 20,000 across these areas affected by the lockdown, and these include the areas of Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi.
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Mahama said after accessing the lockdown situation, he realized that many people needed food to be able to survive the lockdown, therefore he decided to make food available for such people affected by the lockdown.
In a post on his Facebook page and sited by YEN.com.gh, Mahama stated that the items were presented some critical stakeholders who know their communities better and they know those who really need support.
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Some of the items donated included bags of rice, cooking oil and canned fish among others.
The items were presented to traditional rulers in the lockdown areas; the Ga Traditional Council, the Tema Traditional Council, the Kpone Traditional Council, the Awutu Senya Traditional Council, the Asanteman Council, the Council of Zongo Chiefs in both Accra and Kumasi and the umbrella bodies.
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“These critical stakeholders know their communities better and they know those who really need support. So let’s involve them now! Accordingly, I have in view of the situation many of our people are facing, procured and will be making available, food items to cater for a total of 20,000 households across these areas affected by the lockdown, and these include the areas of Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi," he said.
"Ladies and gentlemen, these items – Rice, Oil and Canned Fish – will be delivered to our traditional rulers in the lockdown areas; the Ga Traditional Council, the Tema Traditional Council, the Kpone Traditional Council, the Awutu Senya Traditional Council, the Asanteman Council, the Council of Zongo Chiefs in both Accra and Kumasi and the umbrella bodies of faith-based organizations and people living with a disability. We count on these bodies to coordinate and manage a fair distribution of these items to households in their areas,” he added.
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Mahama disclosed that the situation faced by many breadwinners in homes across the areas affected by the partial lockdown and beyond is dire since many are either unable to go about their income-generating activities, or their workplaces have shut down as a result of the lockdown or the pandemic.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Black Stars player, Kwadwo Asamoah had donated an amount of $20,000 to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital to help the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Since the president set up the COVID-19 fund Ghanaian footballers such as Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Kasim Nuhu and Danny Welbeck among others have donated either in cash or in kinds to support the government of Ghana in the fight against the deadly virus.
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