Ghana’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) private sector fund with Julie Essiam (Commissioner of GRA) has commissioned a ‘FEED-A-KAYAYO project to feed 8,000 Kayayos in Accra and Kumasi per day during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The project takes effect today Wednesday 1st April, 2020 to the 12th of April 2020 subject to extension.
According to a press statement signed by Mr. Senyo Hosi, a trustee of the Fund indicated that the 8000 figure includes 6,000 head porters in Accra and 2,000 in Kumasi who will be fed per day.
“The Ghana COVID-19 private sector fund in response to government’s call on the private sector to support the fight against COVID-19 has together with Julie Essiam (Commissioner of GRA) has commissioned the FEED-A-KAYAYO Project effective 1st April 2020 to the 12th of April 2020”, the statement noted.
The statement added, "the ‘FEED-A-KAYAYO’ Project is seeking to feed up to 8,000 head-porters a day [6,000 head porters in the affected regions, ‘[6,000 in the Greater Accra Region and 2,000 head porters in the Ashanti Region]."
According to the statement, the project has been developed in conjunction with the government to help alleviate the challenges faced by the head porters, popularly known as Kayeyei, as a result of the recent imposition of restrictions that will not allow them to operate in the Greater Accra and the Ashanti Region.
“We hereby call on all citizens, corporate and public institutions to donate at least Ghc5 to FEED-A-KAYEYO-A-DAY. Primarily, donations can be sent via USSD mobile money using the shortcode *776*100# and the merchant code 355," the statement emphasised.
Read the full statement below: