The Ghana Civil Society Platform on Sustainable Development Goals working together with its strategic partners in the wake of the current COVID-19 national emergency, established the CSO COVID-19 FUND to complement and support the varied efforts being executed by the Government of Ghana.
The CSO COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND is intended to coordinate in a concerted manner the efforts and actions of all Civil Society, Civil Society Organisations, networks and associations, and to leverage on the strength we have in our numbers to impactfully address some of the inequality challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic may create in the spirit of leaving no-one-behind.
The National Secretariat upon the establish of the FUND put together a high-level committee to provide leadership and oversight on all issues pertaining to the Fund. The membership of the committee is drawn from member institution and strategic partners of the Platforms. The members come from SEND GHANA, International Child Development Programme; Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, STAR Ghana Foundation, West Africa Civil Society Institute, Ghana Agricultural Workers Union among others.
On Monday, April 27, 2020, in Greater Accra and Greater Metropolitan Areas, the Platform commenced the roll out of its response by presenting bags of rice, gallons of oil, soap and water to support the poor and vulnerable to support them through this time of uncertainty. The committee’s decision is to phase the implementation, and upon deliberation settled on; Persons with Disability; Street Children; Aged/Widows and those in under mental health care. On this, the Committee selected the institution below to partner with in reaching the selected constituents in the areas that had been put under partial lockdown, that is Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi, agreeing to 60:40 ratio for the disbursement.
The Committee agreed that the constituents in each of the geographic areas be allocated items according the percentage sharing captured as: Aged/Widows (20%); Mental Health (15%); Street Children (40%) & PWD (25%).
|Rice (25kg)||OIL (5L)||Soap||Water||VITAMEN C|
|230 pieces||210 pieces||210 pics||210 bags||20 boxes|
This is possible because donations have come from individuals and institution who identify with the plight of the vulnerable and who also believe in the car. We are deeply indebted to each contributor. It is our hope that, these items will go a long way to provide relief for these identified groups and beneficiaries.