A philanthropist who has been giving free meals to persons during the recently-terminated lockdown say he will continue to give out free meals even after the lockdown has been lifted.

Paa Kwesi Jerry Nyamekye has been providing food for thousands of families in different communities in the Dome Pillar II area where he resides in Accra during the lockdown.

The gesture is his way of helping to alleviate the hardships on the poor and vulnerable, especially during the lockdown.

Although the lockdown has been lifted, the businessman has served notice that his kind gesture would not end.

Paa Kwesi Jerry Nyamekye

He said his decision to serve the poor and vulnerable was in fulfilment of his personal pledge to support them while they stay home to cope with government’s directive to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 in the country. 

According to him, the excitement and joy on the faces of some of the needy people when they receive their food was an indication that there are so many people who genuinely need help in such difficult times.

A few residents who spoke to Adom News presenter, Akosua Sakyiwaa Akrofi, said even though they have complied with the directives, they have not had any of the meals government has distributed during the lockdown.

Some residents wait in long queues for their turn to receive meals

“From day one, it’s this man [Mr Nyamekye] who has been feeding us; we have not seen a shred of government’s hot meals as have been reported in the media,” a resident explained.

The beneficiary who did not give his name said every morning, Mr Nyamekye who is also a staff of MTN Ghana has been feeding residents.

He said this has happened every day for the three weeks that the lockdown has been in force.

In other not to flout the directive on public gathering, Vida Tetteh, a volunteer cook explained that social distancing is a key consideration.

She commended Mr Nyamekye’s benevolence while entreating other individuals, organisations and groups to emulate such kindness.