The Savannah Consultative Forum, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has donated some consumable items to the Kayayei Community in Madina to enable them to fend for themselves during the lockdown.
The items donated included food, water, and toiletries.
The NGO also distributed 14 Veronica buckets with metal stands, 45 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), 70 liquid soaps, 70 paper towels, 7,000 pairs of hand gloves to the various Municipal and District Assemblies across the Region.
Queen Boresah Fantevie, the Coordinator of the Savannah Consultative Forum, Women and Child’s Right advocate and Co-Founder of Africa Rights Initiative International ( ARI), said the donation seeks to protect the Kayayei alongside government interventions in view of the restriction efforts being undertaken.
She said being a Queen (Nkligiwurche) of Yagbon, the welfare of every Gonjalander/ Savannarian in this critical era is of great importance to the forum, hence the need to reach out to all within or out of the region.
She seized the opportunity to educate the Kayayei on Covid 19 in the Gonja language.
Queen Boresah also gave the kayayei some lessons on Adolescent Reproductive Health issues and urged them to take good care of themselves to avoid unwanted pregnancies in these trying times.
The Savannah Consultative Forum which is made up of various professionals, academics, Members of Parliament (MP’s), Ministers, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCE’s), Sector Directors, Traditional Chiefs, and executives of the Gonjaland Youth Association (GLYA).
It also includes well placed senior citizens from Gonjaland who are making efforts for the control of the pandemic in the Savannah Region and contributing money to buy the items.
Government on March 30, 2020, issued a two-week lockdown on some constituencies and districts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The programme, however, seeks to provide for these vulnerable women to fend for themselves during the restriction.
Ghana has so far confirmed 287 cases of the disease with the death toll at five, three persons have fully recovered and two in a critical condition.