B5 Plus reached out and distributed critically needed food and essential supplies to 700 low-income households under COVID-19 lock-down. The gift package included rice, cooking oil, soap, canned fish, and packs of toilet rolls. Beneficiary families were selected from the Chipoli, Kpone, Ningo, Prampram, Larpleku and Dwahenya communitie.

Managing Director of B5 Plus Mr. Mukesh Thakwani said the company was aware of the devastating impact the  COVID-19 pandemic was having a millions of people around the world, and that Ghana had not been spared. Mr. Thakwani observed that the poor and low-income families were the most vulnerable who suddenly, and without asking for it, had been placed in a precarious position where survival had become traumatic. He expressed the hope of B5 Plus that the contributions would help families in critical need and lessen the toll the pandemic and its control measures had on families.

Mr. Thakwani commended the Government of Ghana for its management of the COVID-19 situation so far. He called on everyone to abide by the prescribed hand washing and social distancing protocols among others, to prevent a further spread of the virus. Mr. Thakwani also appealed to other businesses and corporations to support the government’s effort to protect the most vulnerable in the society as the nation continues to battle the disease.

District Chief Executive for Ningo-Prampram Mr. Jonathan Doku expressed appreciation to B5 Plus for the kindness. Mr. Doku explained that since the lockdown, people in the community, who largely are farmers and food traders, had not been able to travel to sell their produce because of the COVID-19 restrictions. He said providing some intervention to cushion them was very commendable.

Besides its community outreach, B5 Plus had distributed food packages to some 4,000 company employees to unable them cope during the period of partial lockdown while the company was shutdown.

Credits: Graphicom.gh | 3news.com