The former president of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has donated raw foodstuffs to twenty thousand (20,000) households in deprived areas.
The donation of items is as a way to support citizens from deprived areas in the country who are starving following the lockdown and the outbreak of the pandemic. His Excellency John Mahama stated in a brief address on Facebook that many are unable to move out to do their daily activities that generates income for them as a result of the partial lockdown and the pandemic.
” yesterday Monday, I received a mail from a young school teacher from Adenta who lamented that she is hungry and starving because her school has been closed down and her employers have still not paid them for two months; February and March” he stated.
John Dramani Mahama praised the government for it’s efforts to provide food for the citizens but he has disapproved the manner at which the foods are being distributed because it has defeated the protocol of social distancing which will help accelerate the spread of the virus.
“if trust is engendered in the people that the process of distribution will be fair and that the distributors will carry out their duties justly and the assured of their turn and a transparent way, people will be more measured and will not rush for the food in a manner of the survival of the fittest” he added.
John Mahama pointed out the fact that foods which are shared according to political affliction should be stopped immediately because the novel virus is no respector of parties. John Mahama has suggested to the government to involve traditional leaders, assembly men and women, civil societies and other NGOs to ensure fair distribution of the food to the vulnerable including people living with the disabilities.
Food items like bags of rice, bottles of oils, tins of sardines will given to traditional councils in communities affected by the lockdown. HE John Dramani Mahama says he’s trusting a fair distribution of the foods and also in an orderly manner which will break the protocols of the social distancing.