As part of measures to ensure the successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region, members of the Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Ghana (SMEsGA) has made a donation worth sums of Ghana cedis to the Father’s Home Ministries located at Anto in the Metropolis.
The items include packs of nose masks, tissue, gallons of liquid soap, hand sanitizers, bags of rice and sugar, used clothes, assorted natural immune boosters, gallons of disinfectants, groceries and an undisclosed amount of money.
Speaking at the presentation, Madam Aku Shika Diaba, Western Regional President of the Association explained that the donation forms part of the Association’s social responsibility and to put a smile on the faces of the less privileged as well as encourage them to adhere to good personal hygiene principles, as instructed by President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
She noted that people were thinking about themselves due to the untoward hardship brought about by the coronavirus pandemic leaving the less privileged to their fate, hence members decided to come together and make contributions to support the Ministry.
According to her, though most businesses have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that did not deter members of the Association who were mainly small businesses contribute towards the donation and hoped that the gesture will ensure the successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
Rev Seth Ameyaw Danquah, a member of the Association who offered prayers for the orphanage also urged the children and the caregivers to put their trust in God who gives true protection and believe in His Son Jesus Christ in whom we have redemption.
Madam Janet Anderson, a caregiver at the orphanage who received the items on behalf of the Home, deemed the donation as timely since it will reduce the economic burden on them and called on others to come to their aid.
She commended the members of the Association for their support and promised to make prudent use of the items in order to help keep the children strong and healthy and as well as making sure that the children are protected from the spread of the coronavirus disease.