The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has donated some food items to the traditional councils of Nungua, Tema and Kpone, for onward distribution to needy persons within their communities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The gesture from the ports’ operator was to help alleviate the socio-economic impact of restrictions associated with COVID-19 prevention in the beneficiary communities.
Presenting the items, the Principal Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer at GPHA, Samuel Agyemang, said the port authority believes the items will go a long way to relieve the people from some level of suffering.
“The Port Authority understands the level of difficulty some people are going through so we decided to hand over this token for you to give to the people you feel or know are in need of such items.”
The representatives of the various traditional councils, expressed gratitude to the GPHA for coming to their aid, and promised to evenly distribute the items to the needy.
“We say thank you and we are very grateful to the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority for coming to our aid in these times of need,” Nii Tetteh Ottoo II, the Chief of Kpone Traditional Area expressed.
“We shall make sure we give these items to the needy,” the Shipi and Stool Secretary of the Nungua Traditional Council, Nii Armarh Sompunu II added.
The Chief of East Legon, Nii Affotey Srawa II, on behalf of the Nungua Mantse King Prof. Odaifio Welentsi III, also expressed enormous gratitude to the Management of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and urged other institutions to emulate the gesture.
The Traditional Authorities pleaded with government and other corporate entities to contribute their quota in helping restore the socio-economic survival of Ghanaians.