The Rebecca Foundation has presented 2,000 boxes of relief items to the Mayor of Kumasi for distribution to the needy in areas affected by the lockdown.

The relief boxes which contain rice, cooking oil, milo, sugar, milk, canned tomatoes and canned fish among others were donated by Orca Décor Ltd.

The company earlier donated 5,000 boxes to the Rebecca Foundation’s Relief Boxes Challenge which is an initiative by the Rebecca Foundation to partner corporate Ghana, individuals and civil society organisations to provide food and sanitary items to the most vulnerable, especially women and children, affected by the restriction on movements to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

The items will be distributed to the most vulnerable women and identifiable groups including Kayayei, the aged, destitute, and single mothers in all lockdown areas in the Greater Kumasi metropolitan area.

Presenting the boxes on behalf of Rebecca Foundation, Perpetual Asante Amoah said the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, appreciated the socio-economic impact of the measures being taken to prevent wide-spread infection of the deadly Covid-19 virus and was determined to assist in mitigating its attendant discomfort.

She urged corporate institutions and individuals to partner the Foundation  to lessen the effect of the lockdown.

Receiving the items, Mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey Antwi, described the donation as very timely and promised to ensure that they are handed to those who need them most.

The Mayor also cautioned residents not to treat the lockdown period as a holiday to loiter around but rather adhere to the guidelines of the lockdown in order to prevent widespread infection of the coronavirus.