The Rebecca Foundation with support from the Merck Foundation has presented boxes of food and relief items to some persons living with disabilities, HIV and AIDS and some artisans affected by the hardships of COVID-19 the Stay Home order.
The restriction on movements order was announced by the President some three-weeks ago, as part of measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The relief items include rice, cooking oil, milo, sugar, milk, canned tomatoes, and canned fish.
The beneficiaries were in communities such as Tseaddo, La, Trobu, Amasaman, Dome, Kwabenya, Doblo, Lashibi, Klagon, Adentan, and Ashaley Botwey, all in the Greater Accra Region.
First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo- Addo, who is also the Executive Director of the Rebecca Foundation, said the initiative was to assist in mitigating the impact of the restrictive measures and the social distancing protocols.
She said the Relief Boxes initiative, which involved partners incorporate Ghana and other sectors, “is to support the most vulnerable especially, women who have difficulties in providing food as well as basic hygiene products for themselves and their families”.
“We are committed to supporting those most affected by the current partial lockdowns in the epicenters of Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi, and we encourage others to partner with us to make life much bearable for our vulnerable, especially women and children,” the First Lady said.
She thanked the Merck Foundation and the other donors who had contributed to the Rebecca Foundation’s Relief Boxes Challenge.