Muslim Family Counseling Services (MFCS) has distributed food items to “Kayayes” to wit head porters and street children within the Asokore Mampong Municipality and some areas within Subin Constituency all in Ashanti region.
The reach out event was done in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare (Asokore Mampong Municipality) and other civil society organisations including Muslim Professionals, Chance for Children, Seed of Hope and Kumasi Street Children Project.
Load of sanitary items including 300 alcohol based hand sanitizers, ten veronica buckets, 150 face masks and soaps were given out to 25 households and residents in areas including Asafo market,Dagomba line, Bolabola, Bombay, Alabar and the Abinchi Market.
The cost of the items was given as GH9,195.
They embarked on the benevolent act under the theme; “FEED THE STREET CONNECTED CHILDREN AS KUMASI AND ACCRA OBSERVE PARTIAL COVID-19 LOCKDOWN”.
Addressing leakynews.net, Programes Director for Muslim Family Counselling Services (MFCS) Sheikh Bun Bida pointed out that their action was a collective decision taken by the seven organizations in their attempt to provide essential items for underprivileged children and other residents as they observe the two weeks lockdown.
He explained that as some areas within Greater Kumasi and Greater Accra observe a lockdown, head porters and street connected children will be the hardest hit.
“Their work is currently on hold and there is no way they can move out to the markets to earn money for their daily bread. Their profession is purely a hand-to-mouth type of profession”, he noted.
Touching on the donation of the sanitary items, he indicated that the deadly nature of COVID-19 virus demands an urgent supply of such items to protect them from catching the virus.
By Enock Akonnor