About 150 aged in the Madina Constituency of the Greater Accra Region over the weekend received support from their Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface for the celebration of this year’s Eid Ul Adha in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic
The aged who are inmates of Visually Home of Peace for the Aged received 12 bags of rice, three cartons of Geisha soap, three cartons of oil, packets of Spaghetti and some nose masks at a short ceremony held at Doku area in the La-Nkwantanang Municipality.
Speaking at the presentation, the Madina MP said the gesture was to support the aged to also celebrate this years’ Eid UL Adha festivities.
Alhaji Boniface explained that the food items were part of support he received from the Korean Embassy during the lockdown period to help contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
This was after the MP wrote to the Embassy to assist him to help his constituents.
He took the opportunity to thank the Korean Embassy for their immense support.
“As senior citizens in the Constituency it is incumbent on you to guide the young ones to refrain from acts that will mar the peace the country is enjoying especially during the time of the December 7, upcoming general elections,” Alhaji Boniface urged.
The MP who also the Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President commended the leadership of the home for ensuring each and every person at the meeting was in nose/face mask.
He urged them to continue to adhere to the safety protocols of the deadly COVID-19, adding that the disease is real and a killer.
Alhaji Boniface said the disease is lurking everywhere and does not have legs to walk on but carried by people who are infected.
“It is important you do not let your guard down by ensuring periodic washing of hands with soap under running water and sanitizing with alcohol-based sanitizers when necessary.
“These are ways to stay safe in the wake of the pandemic that has brought the world unto its knees”, he added.
Alhaji Boniface assured the leadership of the home that he is still scouting for more support and as when he gets the assistance, he will also support them to live a better life.
On his part, Mr Y.K.M. Agbleta, the Chairman of Visually Home of Peace for the Aged thanked the MP for the gesture.
He asked for God’s blessing for the MP, especially during and after the December 7, elections.