Accra, 24 September, 2020 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Vatican COVID-19 Response Fund donated to Ghana’s Archdiocese of Kumasi is changing lives of vulnerable groups in the Archdiocese including the homeless and medical staff working in deprived conditions, the Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Ghana, the Relief and Development Organization of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has said.
In an interview with the ACI Africa Correspondent in Ghana Thursday, September 24, Mr. Samuel Zan Akologo said he was “extremely impressed” at the effective targeting of beneficiaries of the aid that had been wired from the Vatican in July.
“I have seen how shelter items including mats and blankets were distributed at night at areas under bridges and street corners in Kumasi where indigent poor and homeless were taking shelter,” he said.
Caritas Ghana was on July 30 awarded a €99,785.00 by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Caritas Internationalis COVID-19 Response Funds, to embark on a Comprehensive Emergency Response Interventions on the pandemic in the West African country.
The Humanitarian support package from the Vatican Grant was dispatched on August 26 by the Caritas Ghana Office to the four Archdioceses of Cape Coast, Accra, Tamale and Kumasi.