The Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund has dished out much more than 60,000 food packs to head porters, popularly regarded as ‘kayayei’ within 6 days of the inception of its ‘Feed-a-kayayo’ undertaking.
On the 1st working day of the venture on Wednesday April 1, 2020, 6000 scorching meal packs had been distributed with the selection more and more steadily to 12,500 meals by Monday April 6, 2020.
The Ghana Covid-19 Non-public Sector Fund is an initiative by private sector business people to elevate money from their ranks and from the general Ghanaian inhabitants to guidance the marketing campaign to offer greatest community wellbeing unexpected emergency the entire world has faced in a century – the novel coronavirus.
So much additional than 200 Ghanaians have been contaminated by the virus with 5 deaths in the region. The worry is that if measures are not taken to sluggish and then halt the fee of an infection in the state, the circumstance will get out of hand raising the spectre of a lot more deaths and a severe strain on Ghana’s health support shipping and delivery process.
Thus the authorities imposed a lockdown on the places with the greatest verified instances – Accra and Kumasi. The lockdown, however, has intended that 1000’s of head porters who generate every day wages are unable to do the job to feed on their own. The ‘feed-a-kayayo’ task is consequently intended to alleviate plight of the head porters and assure that they do not starve for the duration of the period of the lockdown.
A Commissioner of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Madam Julie Essiam, who mooted the plan of the ‘feed-a-kayayo’ task, has so much been pretty amazed with what it has reached.
“We are extremely confident that we will scale up and up coming week we will even now go on so very long as the lockdown is in spot,” she says. “We all have to take in. Most people has to have a meal a day.”
Former Youth and Athletics Minister, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, who has been volunteering his time to help with the distribution of the very hot cooked meals, is urging Ghanaians to help the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund to make the ‘feed-a-kayayo’ venture a achievement.
“As volunteers from distinctive backgrounds and political groups, we are just aiding to assist the needy and vulnerable,” he suggests.
“This is a time for us to present like and solidarity to our fellow countrymen.”