Ghanaian billionaire, Nana Kwame Bediako popularly known as Cheddar hit the principal streets of Accra on Sunday to support the less privileged and needy persons in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The business mogul together with his ''Freedom Movement'' team donated numerous foodstuffs and other items to the disabled, the homeless and impoverished persons at various communities in the capital city.
The kind gesture dubbed “The Freedom Movement” was to provide relief to the recipients and help them survive during the partial lockdown.
They shared the items at the Independence Square, James Town and Dansoman among other places.
Cheddar, speaking to a section of the media indicated that as "Ghanaians, Africans, black people'' who ''are not that rich like other nations. I know some people will find it very hard to eat and drink so I decided to come to the streets to the less privileged areas to share my little with those who don’t have food and money to sustain the next two weeks…so this is my little way to help our brothers and sisters on the street and equally to give to needy persons who might not have much to rely on during the lockdown''.
“I share and understand their pain and I pray that God will not let this disease overtake our country. I pray that in the next two weeks everybody gets something to eat. The disabled, abled, the ones without money and without money, I pray for everyone. It’s the first time we are all going through this in the world and I’m here to be with them. I believe that the government, without support will defeat this enemy”, he said.
“With the Freedom Movement initiative, we would continue to encourage people to be free and excel during the pandemic and beyond,” he added.
One of the recipients who benefitted from the donations, Eno Mary expressed gratitude to Cheddar for extending a helping hand to the less privileged in society.
The mother of three recounted that they were contemplating on means of survival during the lockdown but the items would help them to fend for themselves.
She (the mother of three) urged benevolent individuals and organizations to come to their aid as most of them rely on daily wages to survive.
The lockdown of some parts of the country began on Monday, March 30, 2020 to ensurep the State mitigates the infection of the virus.
As part of measure to improve the social and economic well-being of Ghanaians, the government has also set up a fund.
The President who donated his three months salary into the fund is appealing to people to contribute their widow’s mite to the fund.
President Akufo-Addo also urged benevolent Ghanaians and institutions to help the needy and alleviate their burden particularly during this pandemic.
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