The Wa Municipal Assembly with support from Access Bank, a private bank in the Upper West Region have donated items to widows at Wa-Zongo, a suburb of Wa municipality.
The items donated includes fifteen bags of rice, seven boxes of frytol cooking oil, eight boxes of tomato paste, eight boxes of mackerel, two packs of Toilet rolls, twelve gallons of liquid soap, two boxes of carbolic soap and a box of hand sanitizer as well as nose masks.
Speaking at a brief ceremony to donate the items at Zongo, the Wa Municipal Chief Executive Alhaji Issahaku Tahiru Moomen revealed that an appeal was made by the assembly to Access Bank to collaborate with them to help the needy during the Eid-ul Fitr festivities.
Alhaji Tahiru Moomen indicated that Coronavirus is real and urged the widows and residents in the municipality to comply by the preventive measures given by Ghana Health Service.
“We are aware families have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Livelihoods are affected and we are supporting the vulnerable to make this year’s celebration possible.” the MCE said.
The Assembly Member for Zongo Electoral Area Honourable Issah Adinan thanked the Municipal Chief Executive and Access Bank for coming to the aid of widows in his electoral area by putting smiles on their faces.
A beneficiary widow who spoke to Progress news on behalf of beneficiaries, Madam Margrete Kangminang was grateful to the donors for the generosity shown to them. She appealed to benevolent organizations in the Wa municipality to come to the aid of widows, poor and needy in the midst of the global pandemic of Covid-19.
Meanwhile the Assembly has donated similar items to the Wa Municipal Health Directorate to help them in the fight against Covid-19 in the municipality.