- Ex-Private Joseph Ashiteye Hammond, a Ghanaian veteran who fought in World War II has raised GhC 130k to help in fight against COVID-19
- The amount would be used to support frontline workers and vulnerable veterans in Africa
- The 'old soldier' despite being 95, was able to walk 14 miles in 7 days to raise the whopping amount
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A 95-year-old World War II (WWII) veteran, Ex-Private Joseph Ashiteye Hammond, has raised £18,000 (GhC 130k) to support frontline workers and vulnerable veterans in Africa as his contribution towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Graphic.com.gh, the funds generated would be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) and essentials for frontline workers of Commonwealth countries of Africa.
It is indicated that a portion of the funds will also be used to support some vulnerable veterans, particularly, in Hammond's home country, Ghana.
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Starting from his home at Osu, Hammond walked for two miles daily and went through areas such as the Bloombar, Danquah Circle and the Osu Oxford Street, completing 14 miles in seven days.
The old soldier mentioned that he was inspired by a similar exercise undertaken by a 100-year-old British WWII veteran, Colonel (retd) Tom Moore.
In March, Moore walked laps around his garden to raise funds to support the National Health Service (NHS) in its fight against COVID-19.
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It is indicated that some of the biggest contributors to the fund raised by the Ghanaian veteran included soldiers in the British Army.
In another heartwarming report, Philipa Baafi, a popular Ghanaian gospel artist renowned for her hit song 'go-high' has indicated that she is about to graduate as a medical doctor from an institution.
A report sighted by YEN.com.gh on adomonline.com indicates that Philipa made the groundbreaking revelation in a radio interview.
The renowned musician has been off the scenes for some years now it has been rumoured by many that marriage and childbirth made her stop the music.
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