The Member of Parliament
(MP) for Madina Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, has presented food
items worth hundreds of Ghana Cedis, as part of the COVID-19 reliefs after the
lockdown to the Zongo Chief and Echoing Hills Village to be distributed to the
vulnerable in the society.
The COVID-19 relief
items were made up of bags of Rice, cartons of soap, cartons of Mackerel,
cartons of sugar, hand sanitizers, face masks, among others were given to the
Zongo chief, the management of Echoing Hills Village, an orphanage and some
group of People With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Madina Constituency.
The items given to the chief,
are expected to be distributed to the vulnerable in the Constituency.
In the same vein, One
Hundred and Sixteen persons made up of Seventy People With Disabilities (PWDs),
Twenty-One deaf and dump and Twenty-Five blinds, also benefited from the MP’s
largesse facilitated by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) of
the Korean Embassy in Ghana.
Speaking at the
presentation of the items to the various groups, the Member of Parliament (MP) and
Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique
Boniface, said the food items were made available to him by the Korean Embassy
after, he wrote to them telling them about the predicaments of the vulnerable
in the Constituency during the lockdown process.
He said the embassy did
well by responding to the needs of the people adding this feat on the part of
the embassy must be highly commended.
He said the items are to
support the vulnerable after the lockdown announced by the President Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo to contain the spread of the deadly COVID -19 in the country.
According to him, he is
aware of the situation of the vulnerable in the Constituency and the hardships
they went through the lockdown.
“I know the lockdown
brought some unbearable hardships to many of you and these are to help ease
those hardships”, he said.
And the food items are
to support you in these times of the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus in the
He took the opportunity
to advise the beneficiaries to adhere to the safety protocols of washing their
hands with soap under running water or sanitize with alcohol-based sanitizers
periodically and stick to the compulsory wearing of nose mask directives to
avoid being infected.
'The disease is serious
so don’t let your guards down he urged the beneficiaries at the presentation
The leaders of the
beneficiaries took turns to thank the MP for the gesture, first by the Zongo
Chief, Baba Seidu, followed by Joana Tannor who did it on behalf of the Board
Chairman of Echoing Hills Village and William Asante, spokesperson for the PWDs
thanked the MP for his kind gesture.
They all gave the
assurances that the items will be equally distributed to every vulnerable
person in the Constituency.