COVID-19: Youth group in Aflao donates food items to the blind and aged amid pandemic

COVID-19: Youth group in Aflao donates food items to the blind and aged amid pandemic

- A youth volunteer group has donated food items to the visually impaired and elderly in Aflao, Volta Region

- Divine Kporha Charity Foundation made the donation in the Duta and Huime-Agordome communities

- The group said the benevolent gesture is part of efforts to help the vulnerable cope amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Divine Kporha Charity Foundation, a youth volunteer group has donated bags of rice, cooking oil and other food items to the visually impaired and elderly in Aflao in Volta Region.

This is part of the group's widow's mite to help the vulnerable and underserved persons cope amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The charity group made the donation following the closure of borders in Ghana in accordance with President Akufo-Addo’s directives as part of enhanced measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19.

Speaking to YEN.com.gh about their latest act of kindness, the group noted that they had to defy heavy downpour to present food items to the blind community in Duta and elderly in Huime- Agordome, both suburbs of Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region.

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The donation is part of efforts by the volunteer youth group through its foundation to help marginalised groups and individuals who have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic to deal with its downturns.

‘‘The closure of the Aflao border has brought untold hardships to individuals who live along the border and ply their trade in neighbouring Togo hence cannot cross to and fro across the border as was the case before the outbreak of the virus.

Items donated include, a bag of 5 kilogram rice, a liter of frytol cooking oil, two tins of sardine,a spaghetti, two 'olonkas' of maize, sachets of processed tomatoes, a hand sanitizer and nose masks was given out to fifty (50) households to ease the financial burden and hardship on them,’’ the Executive Director of the group, Divine Kporha, told YEN.com.gh.

The kind-hearted young man urged other philanthropic organisations and individuals to endeavour to reach out to the vulnerable across the country especially in the Ketu South Municipality whose livelihoods have been greatly affected by the pandemic.

Divine Kporha indicated that the group plans to undertake similar gestures to put smiles on the faces of more visually impaired and aged persons.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that the Ghana Health Service's (GHS) latest data has revealed the country has recorded new COVID-19 cases, increasing the total case count to 6,964.

The data also indicated that recoveries now stand at 2,070 while the death toll remains at 32, as of Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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