The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) with support from C. Woermann (Ghana) Limited, dealers in European made high-quality technical equipment has distributed assorted food items to some 400 residents of Avenor in the Okaikoi South Sub-Metropolitan District.
The items which include rice, oil and tin tomatoes were presented to the aged, Persons living with disabilities (PWDs) as well as pregnant women as part of efforts to help them go through the rough times of COVID-19 outbreak.
Hon. Alfred Asiedu Adjei, Presiding Member (PM) for the Assembly before the distribution expressed his appreciation to C. Woermann Ghana Ltd for responding to the call by the assembly to support the vulnerable in society.
Mr Adjei, who is also the assembly member for the Avenor Electoral Area said the food items were critical needs of the people and had come at an opportune time since most vulnerable people especially the aged, PWDs and pregnant women may be out of work.
Managing Director for C. Woermann, Carsten H.R. Düwer, said the company had been located in Avenor for over 30 years and felt part of the community hence the decision to support the Assembly when the company received the request.
He disclosed that the decision to support the vulnerable was reached after a series of engagements between the company, the AMA and community leaders adding, the company acknowledges the challenges of residents especially the disadvantaged in society.
Mr Alex Donkor a beneficiary expressed his appreciation to the PM and the company for the support and urged others to emulate the gesture since the outbreak of the pandemic had rendered most of his colleague PWDs jobless.