US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Celebrates Ghanaian Entrepreneur Elijah Addo

Elijah Addo (middle) flanked by his colleagues

During this pandemic, the true nature of Ghanaians being caring people has come to bare.

Many have used their personal resources and/or mobilized funds and other items to help the needy.

The efforts of one such amazing Ghanaian have caught the eye of the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mike Pompeo.

Elijah Addo is the founder of Food for All Africa, an award-winning food-recovery company that provides food for over 5,000 people across Ghana. He launched the Food4All COVID-19 Community Emergency Intervention program to help those affected by the virus in Ghana.

In February, Addo’s company mapped out scenarios of the difficulty low-income and vulnerable Ghanaians would have accessing food and basic essentials under the threat of COVID-19. With support from the Global Food Banking network based in Chicago, the Ghana Food Movement and the Food and Beverage Association of Ghana, Addo was able to launch the program on March 22.

This meant, he was able to send relief items to many communities whose residents most needed those items.

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He is part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center. The leadership center offers training on entrepreneurship skills, civil society management and public policy that prime youth for success in their communities.

Addo is now trying to ensure that the most vulnerable people in communities have continuous access to meals as COVID-19 disrupts daily life.

“My training experience and support from YALI and United States African Development Foundation gave me foundational support as a leader,” Addo told the US Embassy.

“This became the cornerstone on which the impact we have created in the last five years has been built,” he added.

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), is a US Government sponsored programme.

Source:||Share America

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