DirectAid Presents Food Items To Over 5000 Families

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Kuwait with a branch in Ghana DirectAid Society, has distributed food items to the aged, widows and the less privileged.

The event was held at the Mercy Social Centre at Lakeside Estate in the Adenta Municipality of the Greater Accra Region where many Muslims and non-Muslims from different parts of Accra were present.

The donation was in line with the organization’s annual ritual of providing Ramadan package for the needy and vulnerable during the month of Ramadan.

The items include 10kg of rice, liters of cooking oil, tomato paste, big size of spaghettis and sugar. The donation has made a significant impact in the lives of many Ghanaians as it brings joy and smiles on the faces of a number of Muslims every Ramadan season.

The Director of Mercy Social Centre Ali Abdul-Salam Ali stated that the donation forms part of DirectAid’s annual distribution of food items for Muslims in Ghana during the month of Ramadan.

He revealed that the items worth over two million Ghana cedis were targeted at over 5000 Muslims and non Muslim families.

He said the donation covered, Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern and Northern regions.

Receiving the items, the beneficiaries expressed their appreciation to DirectAid for their kind gesture and prayed for Allah’s grace and guidance to the donors.

They added that the donation will go a long way to serve their needs through the one month period.

The benevolence of DirectAid Society, according to the beneficiaries is not only during Ramadan adding that many rural dwellers in communities and both Arabic and English schools across the country have benefitted from borehole projects, free health care, scholarships among others.

They said DirectAid society has restored hope to many communities through their laudable initiatives in communities that lacked access to basic amenities such as water.

One of the beneficiaries also revealed that various projects especially the boreholes by DirectAid have reduced drastically the problem of water borne diseases in most communities in the country.

She said, most of the ailment associated with the rural dwellers is as a result of lack of access to portable drinking water and basic health care and with DirectAid intervention most of such issues have reduced drastically.

Source: Faisal Mustapha

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