The Rebecca Foundation, chaired by First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has donated some pieces of locally manufactured face masks to market women in various parts of Accra.
The market women were from the Okaishie, Makola, Kantamanto, Agbogbolshie and Mallam markets.
The gesture forms part of the Foundation’s activities to combat Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the capital which has recorded 3,892 confirmed cases as at May 10.
It was also part of the Foundation’s Mother’s Day activities to honour and celebrate the contribution of Ghanaian mothers.
Perpetual Asante Amoah, who donated the items on behalf of the First Lady said mothers in the market are relentless in their efforts to combine work with caregiving and ensuring safety at home in this Covid-19 era, thus they deserve to be celebrated.
She also educated them to wash their hands often with soap and under running water.
She also urged them to observe all other approved precautionary measures to protect themselves against the infection.
“I again entreat everyone to observe the various protocols as we all come together to fight against Covid-19” Mrs Asante Amoah advised.
Since March, the Rebecca Foundation has fed street children and provided food items and sanitary items to the elderly, single mothers, widows, people living with HIV and persons with disabilities in Accra and Kumasi.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri|DGN Online