April 5, 2020 1:55 pm

The Government of Ghana in collaboration with Faith Based Organisations have donated food items at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Accra for onward distribution to the poor and vulnerable at Osu and its environs on 5th April, 2020.

The purpose is to support the poor and vulnerable during the lockdown period.

The items includes:
– 900 Crates of Eggs
-1250 boxes of Tomato pastes
-3000 Tins of fish
-500 Bags of local rice
-500 Bags of gari
-250 bags of maize
– 1250 litres of Cooking Oil

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison said she believes it will go a long way to help the poor and vulnerable who are locked up home.

She added that the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akuffo-Addo is in addition to this is donating 100,000 packages of food items and 400,0000 packs of cooked food for the poor and vulnerable at the affected areas in Accra and Ashanti Region.

According to the Minister for Gender, Government is catering for about 10,200 persons with disability during the lockdown period. She said students with disability at the various universities who could not go home during the lockdown period will also be included.

According to her some Hospitals, Poly Clinics, Leprosariums and other notable places of concern will also benefit from the food distribution exercise.

Rev. Nii Teiko Dagadu, Minister in-charge of Ebenezer Presbyterian church thanked the Hon. Minister for Gender and her entourage for the items donated and promised to ensure that the poor and vulnerable within the Clottey Korley Constituency receive the items to support them during the lockdown period.

Also present at the short ceremony were the Deputy Local Government Minister, Hon. O.B Amoah, Deputy Minister for National Security, Hon. Henry Quartey, Member of Parliament for Assin Central Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, CEO of Buffer Stock Hon. Hanan Abdul Wahab, the Chief Director for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dr. Afisah Zakariah and Mr. Michael Bediako of the Ministry of Finance.

Source: MoGCSP