400,000 individuals in lockdown areas to receive food packages and hot meals – Akufo-Addo
Plans are underway to ensure dry food packages and hot meals are made available to Ghanaians in vulnerable communities affected by the country’s partial lockdown.
President Akufo-Addo, in his fifth address to Ghanaians, announced that 400,000 individuals in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa were to benefit from the social intervention programme.
The government’s intervention comes in the wake of concerns that some of the country’s vulnerable people are struggling to fend for themselves as a result of the lockdown.
“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 400,000 individuals and homes in the affected areas of the restrictions.
“This begun in Accra today and will begin in Kumasi tomorrow, he indicated.