GHANA UNITES TO HELP THEIR VULNERABLE DURING LOCKDOWN
We have good news to share with you. Ministry of Local government and Rural development has launched a ‘Government of Ghana and Private sector Food relief programme (FRP)’ for distribution of raw food items to the needy (list of items of the first batch is given at the end).
A pilot of this programme is being conducted this weekend in the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly. A total number of 4000 boxes will be delivered to families across 15 electoral areas. The same will get replicated over 60 municipal assemblies in Accra and Tema during the present lockdown or future ones.
We are now requesting for additional Private sector support in form of volunteers and vehicles in the following manner
- 20 Supervisor volunteers at the packing site
- 15 Supervisor volunteers to go with delivery vehicles
- 15 trucks or delivery vans.
- 45 salon cars or 4 wheel drive vehicle with drivers. (3 vehicles each will accompany the 15 trucks).
The volunteers of packing site need to start work on 18th April and complete their supervision role by close of 19th April. The delivery vehicles will be required for one day on 20th April.
Kindly whats-app your participation to Ms Kiran on 024 111 4222. Security passes for easy movement will be arranged.
We would like to take this opportunity and express our gratitude to
- Chief of Staff Hon Akosua Frema Opare,
- Minister of Local gov Hon Hajia Alima Mahama and her team,
- Buffer stock team
- Covid-19 Private sector fund.
- Numerous donors who showed their compassion to serve their fellow brethren.
- All the Metropolitan Municipal District Chief Executives of Greater Accra region
- and NADMO team for making this possible. A very special thank you to all the private sector players who are coming together to participate in this joint venture. Their names will be acknowledged a bit later but for now I must mention the appreciative support roles of Mr Mukesh Thakwani (B5 Plus), Ms Kiran Daswani (The Greens), Mr Salem Kalmoni (Japan Motors), Mr Naaman Aschkar (Akramang food processing), Alhaji Mohammed Odaymat (Rana Motors) and Mr Ashok Mohinani (Poly prod). A special pat on the back to my IPMC team for working round the clock for the last few days.
Amar Deep S. Hari – CEO, IPMC
Coordinator for the private sector
The first batch of 4000 Food Relief boxes contain
Rice 5kg Bag x 1
Gari 2kg bag x 1
Beans 3kg Bag x 1
Tuna 160gm can x 5
Tomato Paste 70gm can x 5
Oil 1 litre bottle x 1
Salt 500gm sachet x 1
Sugar 1kg sachet x 1
Soap 150gm bar x 2
Packed in carton x 1
Service before self. God Bless Ghana. We ask for the blessings of Almighty.