The Ghana Red Cross Society-National Headquarters in partnership with Nestle Ghana Limed has distributed beverages to thousands of vulnerable people in Accra, Tema and Ashaiman, who have hardly been affected by the partial lockdown.
The gesture became necessary given the negative effects of the three weeks restriction in movement of people on the citizenry, particularly the less privileged in the society.
The items which included milk, Milo, Cerelac and Coffee were distributed to tens of thousands of vulnerable people in parts of Tema, Accra and Ashaiman.
Included in the package were educative leaflets to guide beneficiaries on what to do and what not, by way of the society’s international protocol in the face of the deadly Corona Virus infectious Diseases, COVID-19 pandemic.
The Greater Accra Regional Manager of the Ghana Red cross Society, Cathering Adasu in an interview with Ghanaian Voice during the distribution in Ashaiman and Tema said, though the partial lockdown has been lifted, these identified people have been heavily hit by the exercise, hence the gesture.
She hinted the society has already reached out to about 30 thousand people in Accra, out of the 50 thousand people targeted in the lockdown areas of the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions.
Miss Adasu implored beneficiaries and Ghanaians at large not to take lifting of the partial lockdown to mean Ghana is out of the woes, rather, they must observe thorough hand wasting with soap under running water, application of alcohol-based hand rub, wearing of nose masks and physical spacing at all times.
The Greater Accra Regional Manager of the Ghana Red Cross Society sought the opportunity to seek support from benevolent organisations, spirited individuals and corporate Ghana to help the society with Personal Protective Equipment for the use of volunteers, as well as food items to be distributed to the less privileged.
By: Edward Tetteh