The Communications Director of Ghana Gas Company Limited, Mr. Ernest Owusu Bempah has showed benevolent to about 700 widows and the aged at Agogo in the Asante Akyem North Municipal of the Ashanti Region amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The donation, which was done in collaboration with the Queen mother of Agogo, Nana Afrakoma Kusi Boadum, the widows benefitted from 500 bags of rice, cartons of cooking oil and canned tomatoes.
Government, as part of measures to prevent further spread of COVID-19, restricted movement in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions as well as Kasoa for two weeks and has now been extended to another one week. The restriction took effect from Monday, 30 March 2020.
So far, Ghana has recorded 566 cases of the COVID-19 Virus, with 8 deaths, according to the Ghana Health Service.
Mr. Ernest Owusu Bempah, who is a native of Agogo said the gesture was to show love to the widows who have no one to care for them during the lockdown.
He also used the opportunity to reiterate the Ministry of Health preventive measures on COVID-19 such as regular handwashing with soap and observing social distancing.
” Maintain good personal hygiene, especially, at the markets and lorry stations. Coronavirus is deadly, stay home and don’t roam aimlessly.” he stated.
He urged the people of Agogo to keep their surroundings clean to avoid diseases indicating that, “cleanliness is next to godliness.”