Non-governmental organization Maltiti Foundation in the wake of the lockdown situation in Ghana as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has launched a new project dubbed the SILO project which seeks to support poor and needy families that have been affected by the lockdown as a result of the cover-19 pandemic.
This comes at the back of a sensitization exercise and hand sanitizer donation done to households in Nima, a suburb of Accra.
The Executive Director, of the organization Mr. Ewura Adams Karim stated that “there’s a need for all of us to come on board and complement the efforts of the government in times like this. The fight against Coronavirus is a shared responsibility and we must all come on board to win this fight.”
Maltiti Foundation came up with The Silo Project when Ghana went into lockdown to provide food relief items to needy families. How to feed their families was a major concern as many are not employed in the formal sector with enough savings to fall back on.
The foundation raised funds to provide food relief items to identified families in some known less privileged areas in Accra. They educated them on safety protocols with each donation, and also addressed a group on how to keep safe in these trying times. These were done with all preventive protocols in place.
The group distributed 250 food packs that contained one 5kg bag of rice, one 1.5litres bottle of oil, two 400g tins of tomato paste, two 800g tins of mackerel and a bag of water.
They also distributed 300 pieces of nose masks and 240 hand sanitizers to affected families in these communities.