Staff and management of Muslim Family Counseling Services (MFCS) have given out relief items to thirty women affected by the restriction in movement directive (lockdown) in Ashanti region.
The items purely consisted of 30 packs of food items including 5 kilos bags of rice, canned sardines, tomato pastes and 1 litre bottles of cooking oil.
Women who benefited from the act of charity are residents of Tafo Municipality, Asokore Mampong Municipality, Subin constituency and Ejisu Municipality.
All items presented were acquired through a collective financial contributions made by the staff and management of the organization.
Sheikh Mohammed Bun-Bida, Programs Director for MFCS told leakynews.net that even though the supply was done alongside their 30 years anniversary celebration, the key focus was to salvage the women from any possible starvation as they observe the lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Formed in the year 1990, he pin pointed that management of MFCS saw the need to support the vulnerable in society who will not be able to fend for themselves and their families in the course of the three weeks lockdwon.
He premised the proceeding on the fact that majority are petty traders whose daily earnings are purely hand-to-mouth related.
“Following the lockdown, they won’t be able to work to make money for themselves”, he stated.
After presenting the items, he advised them to adhere to the social distancing protocol, regular hand washing with soap under running water and the use of hand rub sanitisers.
By Enock Akonnor