Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has started a programme to distributed food items to communities in the Agona West Constituency as part of efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.
The move will see large numbers of the aged benefiting from the supply of the food items during the Holy Ramadan month.
The items include gallons of cooking oil, bags of sugar, beans, and boxes of tinned tomatoes.
The Direct Aid Society of Ghana, an Arab Organisation based in Kuwait, is supporting the Ministry to undertake the exercise.
Speaking to the media, Mrs Morrison, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West, said the aged needed to be cared for in such difficult times.
The aged in Agona Swedru and four Zongo communities have already benefited.
Those at Agona Nyakrom, Otsenkorang, Edukrom, Nkum, Kwaman, Abodom, Ahamadonko, Lower and Upper Bobikuma and others would have their share of the supply too.
Apart from the food items education had been intensified on the COVID-19 pandemic to contain the spread of the virus.
Mrs Morrison was concerned that the education in the Agona West had not gone down well with the people and cautioned market women, drivers, private and government workers to adhere to the health protocols by President Akufo-Addo and the Ghana Health Service.
The MP said social distancing, wearing of nose masks, washing of hands and other health protocols were the effective ways to combat the virus.
She said the COVID-19 had ravaged the whole world economy, Ghana not an exception, but President Akufo-Addo was not perturbed to ensure that prudent measures were put in place to sustain the economy.
She appealed to Ghanaians to rally behind the President in the fight against the dreadful virus, which had disorganised the lives of Ghanaians and the rest of the world.
Mr Sami Henedak Ahmed, the Director of Direct Aid International, who accompanied the Minister, said the distribution was without politics and that the organisation would continue to support the Gender Ministry to reach out to more people in the Constituency.
He said the organisation had targeted over 27,000 families in Ghana as part of the efforts to alleviate their suffering in the wake of dreadful virus.
It also planned to supply food items to Muslim communities in Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Takoradi in the Month of Ramadan as prayers were said to Allah to curb the spread of the disease.