Covid-19: Ghana supports 400,000 individuals in lockdown areas with food aid


Ghana is targeting over 400,000 individuals who have been affected by the country’s partial lockdown to support them with food aid.

President Akufo-Addo in his fifth address to Ghanaians on Sunday night said the individuals mainly in Accra, Tema, Kasoa, will be beneficiaries of the intervention program.

This comes following growing concerns that several homes and individuals are struggling to cater for themselves and their families following a partial lockdown announced by the government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

“The Ministries of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Local Government and Rural Development, and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), working with MMDCEs and the faith-based organisations, have begun to provide food for up to 400,000 individuals and homes in the affected areas of the restrictions.

“This began in Accra today and will begin in Kumasi tomorrow,” he indicated.

Gender Ministry to house, cater for 15,000 head porters during lockdown

Already, government, through the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry have begun processes to house some 15,000 head porters, locally called ‘kayayei‘ in Accra and Kumasi, as these towns continue to observe a partial lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19 disease.

Sector Minister, Cynthia Morrison, said the females and handful of males will be fed and catered for during their stay at an undisclosed location.

“Some of them have rented apartments, others live on the streets. For those without a place of abode, we currently have 15,000 that we are going to cater for”, the Minister said.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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