The Ghana Maritime Authority on Easter Monday supplied about 300 head porters, domestically recognized as ‘Kayayei’, with packs of hot meals.
The Director General of the Authority, Thomas Kofi Alonsi who individually presented the food items to the Kayayei, claimed the GMA wanted to increase the government’s efforts at giving the susceptible with good foods.
The cash, Accra, and other areas of Ghana have been locked down as element of attempts to suppress the unfold of the Covid-19.
The Ghana Health Services experiences that as of April 14, the region has 636 verified instances with 8 fatalities ensuing from coronavirus linked complications.
President Nana Akufo-Addo declared a lockdown in the cash and other cities which is now in its third week.
He also declared plans to provide the susceptible with meals day by day in the influenced areas of the place.
Mr Kofi Alonsi mentioned the Kayayei are the most graphic illustration of the vulnerable which is the reason the Authority made a decision to target them for assist.
The beneficiaries are mainly from Yagaba, Kubore, Loagri, and other villages in the North East Area of the region.
In addition to the packs of meals, Mr Alonsi also presented a several gallons of hand sanitisers and wipes to the leaders of the Kayayei to share amongst themselves.
He suggested them to continue to keep safe and limit interactions with some others.
Jamila Wahabu, a single of the leaders of the Kayayei from Loagri, expressed gratitude to Mr Thomas Alonsi and the Ghana Maritime Authority for the sort gesture.
She claimed the Kayayei are desperate mainly because they are no extended able to eke out a dwelling as they did ahead of the lockdown.
Whatsoever minor financial savings they built, she claimed, have dried up, leaving them at the cusp of starvation, the mercy of benevolent men and women, and dependent on govt rations.
Any assistance, as a result, is welcome, she stressed.