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ActionAid Ghana launches over Gh¢ 20, 000 covid-19 project


Action Aid Ghana has launched its COVID-19 responses second phase project aimed at contributing to towards government efforts at containing the pandemic.

  The project valued at 2, 190,000 Ghana cedis will be implemented in 36 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies in Ghana.

The items included 15,000 reusable nose masks, 45 cartons of hand gloves, 45 cartons of disinfectants, 75 gallons of liquid soap, 934 boxes of soap, over 600 boxes of hand sanitizers, 3,117 sacks of rice, 1,314 boxes of cooking oil, 290 boxes sanitary pads, 330 packs of cocoa power and sugar as well as 500 Veronica buckets.
Beneficiary MMDAs included  Tamale metro, Sagnarigu Municipal,  Mion, Gushegu, Nanumba North and South, Kpandai. Others are Tatale/Sanguli, Zabzugu and Central Gonja districts.

Fifteen thousand (15,000) households from 15 rural government hospitals across the country will benefit from the support. 

Action aid and its partners will  conduct and supervised the distribution in all its operational areas accros the country, Northern Region Programs Head Esther Boateng said during the launch of the project at AcionAid’s Young Urban Women Resource Center in Tuetingli.

Head of Programs, Campaigns and Innovation at Action Aid, Mr John Nkwa called for a stronger collaboration with partners and beneficiaries to ensure successful implementation of the project.

The third phase of the AAG’s covid-19 responses Mr Nkwa said will consist of another relief items package for additional hard-hit  10,000 households and a national advocacy campaign.

The Mr Nkwa added that it will also focus on the need for the provision of gender responsive public servicesas well as enhanced social protection interventions for people living in poverty, especially women and girls.

County Director of ActionAid Ghana, Mr Sumaila Abdul Rahman in a statement indicated that their experience in working to ensure social justice and protect the rights of women, girls, children and the vulnerable in society were mostly hard hit by the and disadvantaged during covid-19 crises.

The phase two of the project were primarily targeted at providing relief to the extremely vulnerable in the hardest to reach areas of the country.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Tamale and the Municipal Chief Executive for Nanumba North thanked action Aid Ghana for their support.

The MCE’s assured action Aid of good working with them and their readiness to collaborate to assisting  the needy and vulnerables in their communities.

Chief Director

Chief Director at the Northern Regional Coordinating council, Alhaji Issahaku Alhassan
He challenged the assemblies to consider the support as a means to an end and do their best to complement actionAid’support to the vunerable in their communities.

Alhaji Issahaku also appealed to residents in the region adhere to the president’s directive on easing of the restrictions.

According to the chief director, if the residents comply with the prescribed protocols by health officials, it will inform the government decision for further measures to ensuring the return of normal activities.
Alhaji  Issahaku described action aid’s support as  demonstration of  their continue partnership with government to bettering the lives of the Ghanaian people.

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