The last three weeks have brought severe hardship, pain, and stress on many Ghanaians following the lockdown in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, and Kasoa as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
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President Nana Akufo-Addo was forced to lock down these cities because the initial numbers of COVID-19 cases came from these areas.
The restriction on movement and closure of Ghana’s borders meant people’s livelihood had been halted and the economy which is largely informal, suffered.
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The pandemic which the world is experiencing continues to bring unbearable hardship to many people, especially the poor and vulnerable.
But in Ghana, some good individuals and organizations provided for the poor and needy in the last three weeks and onwards.
YEN.comgh presents a list of eight (8) Ghanaians who have supported the vulnerable and affected in these difficult moments.
1. Former president Mahama donates food items to 20,000 households
Former president Mahama presented some food items to the National Democratic Congress COVID-19 Team for onward distribution to vulnerable and deprived communities in the affected cities and regions.
The food would finally be distributed to 20, 000 households in deprived communities under the Greater Accra Region, Greater Ashanti Region, Tema and Kasoa.
2. MP Lydia Alhassan donates to churches in her constituency
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan on Saturday, April 18 donated 3000 bags of 5kg Rice, among others to the churches in the 11 electoral areas in the constituency.
The relief items to the faith-based organizations also included 500 crates of eggs, 1,500 nose masks and 2,000 pieces of hand sanitizers.
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3. Ibrahim Mahama donates to feed 10,000 households in Muslim and Christian communities
The Chief Executive Officer of Engineers & Planners, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, over the weekend donated food items and undisclosed amounts of cash to feed the poor in Muslim and Christian communities.
4. Korle Bu Teaching Hospital receives water, food and protective gears from Twellium Foundation
The Twellium Foundation and Verna Changing Lives donation train made a stop at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to extend support to the front line health workers at the facility and also to assure them of the support of the public.
5. John Dumelo donates gloves, soap and other items to Ayawaso West Wuogon police
John Dumelo has donated detergents, soaps, gloves, and other items to five police stations in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency as he champions the fight against the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Dumelo who is the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency said it was important for citizens to play their part and support the government in the fight.
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6. Duncan-Williams feeds farmers and over 400 members in his vicinity (Photos)
Action Chapel International led by its founder, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, reached out to over four hundred (400 ) of its members who needed food for the lockdown period and subsequently donated some food items to them.
The gesture was undertaken by a team of dedicated Cell leaders who visited members in their homes.
7. Generosity Club donates GH¢10,000 to doctors to support COVID-19 fight
The Generosity Club, in support of national efforts to fight COVID-19, has donated a sum of GH¢10,000 to the Ghana Association of Doctors in Residency.
According to the Club, this donation “is to enable you to effectively play your role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.”
8. The MTN Ghana Foundation has donated $909,090 (about GHC5 million) to support the fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that U.S oil prices have plunged, falling below $0 on Monday, April 20 to $-37.63 a barrel.
It is the lowest level since oil futures trading began in 1983 as the economic crisis set off by the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on the energy sector Al Jazeera reports that oil prices were under pressure as the measures to curb the spread of the virus saw fuel demand evaporate.
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