Hijrah TV, an international television network headquartered in Ghana joined hands with the UK chapter of the Kumasi Zongo Youth to donate food items to 500 vulnerable persons in Kumasi.
They distributed 5-kilogram sacks of rice and cooking oil to persons in some communities in Kumasi such as Asawase, Aboabo numbers 1 and 2, Moshie Zongo, Dagomba line, and old Tafo Zongo.
A member of the Zongo Youth Organization, Mr. Kamil Abdul Rahman, who also led the donation, emphasized the need for COVID-19 to be seen as a common enemy and a threat to the world.
He noted, “As the government puts in measures including the restriction of movements, many of our relatives, friends, loved ones, need our services and support such as food and protective items.”
Mr. Kamil Abdul Rahman also called upon all those who can assist to support the needy and vulnerable in their various communities.
On his part, the Chief Editor of Hijrah TV, Hamza Adams recounted how some national COVID 19 response measures which included a partial lockdown of Tema, Accra, Kasoa, and Kumasi; affected persons in the low socio-economic bracket.
“People were not expecting the lockdown, some of us didn't prepare.
For that matter, most of us are facing financial difficulties. As such Hijrah TV and Kumasi Zongo Youth in the UK collaborated to support the vulnerable,” he observed.
He added that the team has not yet achieved its targets and was mobilizing more food for the less privileged ones by the close of the week,
Meanwhile few hours after the donations the president of the republic Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo announced a lifting of the partial lockdown in the Greater Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Greater Kumasi areas and its contiguous towns.
The televised address, however, held constant the border restrictions as well as the hold on all public gatherings while advising businesses and offices to take the right containment measures to prevent any break out of the COVID-19.