The Assembly man for the Ahinsan Estate electoral area, Nana Yaw Wiredu assisted by five other persons Friday morning gave food items such as uncooked rice, gari, oil, sardines and eggs to 100 needy persons in the community.
In addition, the team also gave carboloc soap and sachet water to all the 100 identified persons.
Speaking to newsmen, Nana Yaw Wiredu said the gesture was to help the needy in the community deal with the difficulty of the partial lockdown in the Municipality.
He noted that the donation had become possible due to the support from the five friends who are residents in the community.
Nana Yaw said the group decided to donate so that they could reach out to the needy including widows in Ahinsan Estate.
” I stand here happy because five friends who believe in the act of giving decided to help me reach out to 100 persons including widows and the physically challenged in Ahinsan Estate and I know this gesture would be appreciated by the beneficiaries”, Nana Yaw Wiredu intimated.
The Assembly man appealed to other well to do persons in the community to help out any way they can to support the needy.
He noted that there are more groups and poor persons in the community who still require support in this time of COVID 19 outbreak.
Any helping hand, Nana Yaw noted would help so that while people are educated on how to keep clean they can also get something to eat as they stay home and observe the social distancing protocols.
The Assembly member commended the five persons for their support and asked others to emulate same.
“I appeal to everyone who is well to do in this community to reach out to the needy at this time so that we can help our neighbours pull through this difficult period just as Mr Martin Ahialey, Ivy Bridget Ackah, Samuel Aklaku, Albert Kwaku Ansah and one person who doesn’t want to be mentioned have done.”, Nana Yaw noted.
Showing appreciation for the gesture, Zotra Peter and Janet Sowah who are persons with disability thanked the Assembly man and his friends for the gesture.
They noted the items would help them deal with hunger that is associated with the partial lockdown.
Representing widows, Cecilia Mensah and Akua Abokobad, blessed the assembly member and his friends after receiving their portions in their homes.
They said the gesture was timely, adding that they were struggling to feed properly due to the lockdown.