The Executive Women Network, a non-profit organization for women in senior management and executive positions has demonstrated its commitment to the fight against covid-19 by donating relief items to the vulnerable communities in Greater Accra and Upper East region and some medical essentials to the covid-19 treatment centre at Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region.
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic and a three week lock down of the greater Accra and the greater Kumasi area, many of the more than 6 million people living with extreme poverty in Ghana have had to face economic hardships. In these difficult times, the plight of such persons has been a major concern for the Executive Women Network, EWN.
The EWN donated some relief items to members of the Chorkor community, one of the most depraved urban communities in Greater Accra region who have been grappling with the effects of the movement of the restrictions of persons as part of the measures introduced by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The relief items included some food items, veronica buckets and detergents to vulnerable families who reside within the Chorkor community and are mainly day by day income earners.
The recipients, many of who are women and primary contributors to their families’ bread basket, were grateful to the EWN for the gesture saying the items will go a long way to enable them survive the hardships brought on by the pandemic.
The Office Manager of the EWN, Mrs. Wendy Nunoo said the donation is in line with the groups’ vision of becoming a formidable backbone for the empowerment of women who are economically and socially challenged.
The EWN also donated to one of the covid-19 treatment centres in the country at Kwabenya in the Greater Accra region. The Network provided the centre with boxes of hand sanitizers, liquid soap and tissue paper.
In a bid to encourage the frontline workers who have been working tirelessly to provide quality health care to covid-19 patients, the Network also provided breakfast and lunch for health workers at the facility for three weeks.
The health workers at the treatment centre were elated about the visit by the Executive Women Network and advised the public to continue to take the precautionary measures issued by the Health Authorities seriously to contain the disease in good time.
Extending its support outside the capital, the Network also provided some essentials like personal protective equipment and veronica buckets to the Talensi District hospital, Bongo District hospital, Bolgatanga regional hospital, Zuarungu health centre and the coronation health centre all in the Upper East region.
These initiatives form part of the core visions of the EWN to alleviate the plight of the underprivileged and vulnerable groups of persons in the country with various interventions that will better their lives and that of their families in support of SDG goal five (5): Gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls.
Mrs. Wendy Nunoo said the magnitude of the havoc that the pandemic has wreaked in many parts of the world, requires an all hands-on deck approach to win the battle against covid -19 and that is what informed the efforts of the Executive Women Network to make the various donations. She said two organizations, Fredor GH and Zesuza Farms & Catering Services also supported the EWN to make the donation by giving them subsidized food prices as their contribution towards the fight against the coronavirus.