Non-Governmental Organisation, Shatana Foundation has donated relief items to commercial workers and some residents of Madina to aid them to cope with the global pandemic.
The donation which was made at the Madina Zongo junction and other parts of East Legon included 20 boxes of carbolic soap, 20 Veronica Buckets, 200 bags of rice, 100 pieces of bottled oil, 50 boxes of soft drinks, 150 boxes of bottled water, 20 boxes of sanitizers and GHC16,000.
Presenting the items, Chief Executive Officer of Shatana Foundation, Ranaya Pappoe aka Shatana, said with the overwhelming situation governments all over the world are facing as a result of the pandemic, the foundation is hopeful its donation will help them cope with the lockdown and also aid their quest to fight against the Coronavirus.
Shatana added that; “we are not in ordinary times and everybody is trying hard to find refuge till this storm of destruction that is currently crippling the world passes by. We shouldn’t leave the government for it to suffer alone in this fight, it’s a collective fight, humanity is just on a cry for the earliest redemption.
“For millions of homeless, low-income or disabled people, running water can be a luxury, remote work isn’t an option and social distancing in a shelter or densely packed public housing is next to impossible. Never mind the difficulty of self-isolation or getting medical care for coronavirus concerns for this storm shall pass”. She encouraged the commercial sex workers.
She, however, extended her appreciation to all her donors, partners and organizers for supporting such worthy cause and reiterated the need for institutions, NGOs, philanthropists, and advocates to partner her organization in supporting the homeless in these difficult times.