Lockdown: 400,000 people in vulnerable areas to receive food from government – Akufo-Addo

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As part of measures to relief persons in areas under lockdown, the government of Ghana is delivering food packages to some 400,000 people living in vulnerable communities under restriction.

Announcing the offer on live broadcast on Sunday, April 5, the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo said the provision may come in the form of dry food packages and hot meals.

‘We are in difficult times, and that is why I directed the Minister for Finance to send to Parliament the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP), whose objective is to protect households and livelihoods, support micro, small, and medium-sized businesses, minimise job losses, and source additional funding for promotion of industries to shore up and expand industrial output for domestic consumption and exports’.  

‘Through this Programme, the Ministries of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Local Government and Rural Development, and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), working with MMDCEs and the faith-based organisations, have begun to provide food for up to four hundred thousand (400,000) individuals and homes in the affected areas of the restrictions. This begun in Accra today, and will begin in Kumasi tomorrow. It will come in the form of dry food packages and hot meals, and will be delivered to vulnerable communities in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa’.

Last week, the President announced a two-week partial lockdown of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area including Tema and Kasoa as well as the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area as parts of the effort to stop the spread of the viral disease in the country.

Source: Ghana| Mypurefmonline.com

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