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The Minister for Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Cynthia Morrison has stressed at a Ministry of Information Press Conference on the COVID – 19 that her outfit is prepared to cater for 15,000 head porters popularly known as “Kayayei”.
Taking her turn at the press briefing, she enumerated a number of activities her outfit would be undertaking to help mitigate the impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable.
In her address, she noted that the ministry has come out of with measures to mitigate impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable. She said that they have updated their data of Kayayei at the various markets and met with the COVID – 19 management team. They have also searched for a place to keep them at places where there is going to be enough food and water for the 15,000 Kayayei who also include men and women.
“The ministry has come out of with measures to mitigate impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable . We have updated the Kayayei data. I personally went to the markets to have a fair idea of the numbers. There is going to be food, water and we have corporate bodies cooking for them, During the two week, we are going to provide for our brothers and sisters. We have about 15,000 kayayei” she stated.
She further went on to add that they would also find means to provide for those who have their own homes, as already discovered through her random visits.
“Some of them have rented apartments but some also live on the streets. For those without a place of abode, we currently have 15,000 that we are going to cater for. For those who have their apartments, we will find ways of providing them logistics to keep them from coming to the streets again. We are also sending food to people on the street” she stated.
At the press conference, The Health Minister has disclosed that as of Wednesday, April 1, 195 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the country.
Kwaku Agyeman-Manu who made the disclosure as he addressed the media at a press briefing did not give further details on the new cases but said the death toll is still five.
Seven more Covid-19 patients have been discharged. This brings the total number to 38.