Yo-Na Yakubu Abdulai Andani has donated a quantity of food items valued at thousands of Cedis to the Yendi Local Prison inmates, Persons With Disability (PWD), and some Muslims in Yendi township.
The items included; bags of sugar, crates of milk, bread, bags of maize among others.Presenting some of the items on his behalf at the Yendi prisons service, Yo-Na Abdulai Yakubu Andani Nazo Abdulai Andani said they were to support fasting Muslims and the other inmates.
Yo-Na Yakubu Abdulai Andani appealed to the Prison Officers to train the inmates to acquire skills to lives useful lives after serving their terms in jail and advised the inmates to live in peace with one another, obey the laws in the prison and respect the officers.
Senior Chief Officer Christopher Kallai who received the items on behalf of Assistant Director of Prison Simon Adzah, the Yendi Municipal Prison officer and the inmates was grateful to Yo-Na for his donation adding that Government alone could not do everything for the inmates and it was important individuals supported Government’s efforts to take care of them.
He said Yo-Na had been assisting them with cows and foodstuffs during Muslim fasting and Christmas festivities.
In another development, he donated three bags of sugar, two crates of milk, and two bags of maize to the Yendi PWDs at their Resource Centre in Yendi to support their fasting and advised them to adhere to COVID-19 protocols by using the nose masks, abiding by the social distancing, washing their hands among others.
Mr.Dawuni Abdul Yakubu chairman of the PWDs who received the items on behalf of the PWDs thanked Yo-Na for his kind gesture adding that it was not his first time of supporting them, as he did it annually.
Mr Dawuni appealed to the Yendi Municipal Assembly, Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service to assist them with nose masks, hand sanitizers for the members and Veronica buckets to be placed in their Resource Centre.
He said since the pandemic started, they seemed to have been forgotten of, as they never received COVID-19 items.