As part of the effort been made to fight against and support the vulnerable on occasion to help them survive throughout the deadly virus called COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, foundations, philanthropists and other individuals have taken urgent steps to support the response by donating money and Personal Protective Equipments to hospitals and individuals .
In effort to do away is due to the global COVID-19 pandemic which has affected and killed many in the World, government of Ghana in its effort to mitigate the spread of the deadly virus, placed a lockdown in two Regions on March 29, 2020.
The King of Igbo community in Ghana, His Royal Majesty, Eze Dr. Jude Chukwedi Ihinetu and his wife Liberty Ihinetu as part of their efforts contribute to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus had helped the needy in their community with food and items during the lockdown in Ghana. The items included rice, oil and water.
Donating the items , Eze Jude stated that one of the Major effect on the lockdown was hunger especially among the less privileged in the society.
He added that the homeless, casual workers, head porters (Kayayei) as well as street beggars are those who suffered the most due to lack of money and food as a result of the lockdown which led to commercial businesses been shutdown.
This, he said compelled him and his Royal Household to distribute food items to the needy in his neighborhood, East Legon, a suburb of Accra, adding that the distribution was done under the auspices of the Eze Igbo Ghana Foundation Feeding the Hungry Project.
According to him it is time for his fellow Philanthropists to show love to the needy.
He revealed that a lot of people have been coming to him for support and the best way he can do to help the masses was to distribute food to the needy people around him. He promised that the Foundation will keep supporting the less privilege in the society.
On her part, Madam Liberty Ihinetu, wife of Eze Jude Ihinetu said it is important for the Foundation to support the needy in difficult times such as the lockdown by distributing food in a little way the Royal Household and the Foundation can do to help the community.
According to her, it is prudent for the King to take care of his neighborhood before other communities “that is why we started with the community we live in” she noted.
By: Joseph Nana Yaw Cobbina