Government Has Set Up Food Request Hotlines For Needy Households

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As part of measures to ensure that members of the public within the restriction of movement areas – Accra, Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa – live comfortably, Government has announced hotlines for needy communities and households to reach them for food items.

They are 0800800800 and 0800900900.

The distribution of food followed the restriction of movement within some areas and the suspension of social gatherings, which had made it impossible for some people to continue to earn a living through their petty businesses and trading activities.

Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection who announced the hotlines while the Sector and the Ministry of Finance were offloading food items to faith-based organisations to share to needy individuals and communities in the affected areas.

Government, she said, since the restriction of movement distributed between 400,000 and 450,000 packs of food every day to needy people including persons with disability in affected areas.

Government also secured a 500 seater-capacity hostel for kayaye, she said, and gave assurance that they would be transported into the facility on Monday April 6, 2020 to ensure they lived comfortably without fear.

Mrs Morrison explained that government collaborated with faith-based organisations through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, as they had demonstrated a commitment towards promoting the wellbeing of vulnerable people, to enable them to ensure that they lived fulfilled lives.

She advised the public to observe the COVID-19 preventive measures, drink more water with lime, and build their immune systems with healthy diets to resist the virus infection.

Source: GNA

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