A branded vehicle of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has started supplying food to needy and hungry persons within the Ashanti region who cannot leave their homes or places of abode because of the mandatory restricted movement commonly referred to as ‘lockdown’
The King has stockpiled an assortment of food and other items, estimated to cost over GHC1 million, in a huge warehouse in Kumasi to help support the needy.
Otumfuo, the 16th occupant of the Golden Stool, is of the view that the government cannot solely fight the Covid-19 virus, hence his timely support.
Otumfuo intends to supply bags of rice, boxes of medicated soap, boxes of bottled water, boxes of hand sanitizers and other important items.
He is targeting to support the needy and vulnerable in the lockdown communities in the Ashanti region to help lessen their burden.
Also, as part of the Asantehene’s extraordinary show of love, the frontline health workers, that are risking their lives to save human lives, would not be left out in the distribution list.
The Asantehene’s branded vehicle, with the inscription ‘Stay Home, Stay Alive-Manhyia Palace Covid-19 Humanitarian Relief’ has hit the road already.
Kofi Badu, the Asantehene’s Chief of Staff, said Otumfuo knows that some people would suffer to get food to eat during the two weeks lockdown.
He said the King wants to support the government to feed these vulnerable people so that they would not starve to death during the lockdown period.
Kofi Badu said Otumfuo also appreciates the efforts of the frontline health workers and so he has decided to supply them with food and other items.
He also commended media practitioners for taking upon themselves to use their platforms to educate the public about what to do to avert being infected.
According to him, the Covid-19 virus should be confronted with a collective effort in the country so that the virus would be defeated eventually.