FOOD, AND OTHER ITEMS A REGULAR GHANAIAN MUST STOCK IN THEIR HOME WITH BEFORE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

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Ghana is likely to go on lockdown if citizens refuse to obey the guidelines produced by Ghana Health in order to reduce the spread of the virus in the country.

As at now Ghana has recorded 134 coronavirus cases with 3 recorded deaths and health experts are suggesting to the government to order a temporal lockdown on the country.

And in case the government order for a lockdown, many are likely to find themselves wanting as no one will be allowed to step outside their home in an attempt to purchase or make a visit to a friend or even a relative .

As a regular Ghanaian,while you’re wondering if such lockdown will happen, below are some major commodities you must stock before the lockdown.

GARI

Gari should never run out in your home because it is the cheapest commodity if I should say. You can use it in place of banku since you could prepare 3ba with it, soakings and others.

PREPAID & WATER

To have a sound lockdown, is a must to have enough light and water backup.

Bag of rice & Bag of Beans

Rice is one of the common food item you have to stock if you really want to survive a lock down safe as Beans . Having about 2 bags of 50KG can survive your household for at least three months.

CASSAVA & CORN DOUGH

With your Cassava and Corn Dough, means you are really ready for the lock down because the content of these two paddies can sustain you for hours when is been prepared for meal. Stocking some bags of corn & cassava dough in your fridge can save your entire family from the lock down .

DRIED FISH (POPULARLY KNOWN AS KATE SCHOOL BOYS)

Keta School Boys‘ are sun dried salted Anchovies; commonly used among the Ewe tribe from Ghana. The salted, dried Anchovies are usually dry roasted and had with the ever popular spicy Ghanaian Salsa (known as Raw Pepper) with a hot steamed milled corn dumpling called Akple. Economically i think it can also sustain a lock down .

Palm nut/groundnut

Didn’t want to add this but many could forget. Having these varieties in your home will keep the family alive. Domestically these two items are mostly use in preparing soup locally called Abenkwan. which is from Palm and Nkatekwan which is from Groundnut

GALLONS PALM NUT OIL

MILO, NIDO, SUGAR & SHITO

I know this four items are usually used in each household but this time, it is a must to stock them in large quantity.

GAS, CHARCOAL & FIREWOOD

We all know making cooking possible, one may need a flame from these sources depending on the situation you may find yourself. Having them in stock can really help during the lock down.

TOILETRIES

Excess of toiletries must also be part of the stock for a household.

With the above mention items, even if the Government of Ghana decided to order for a lockdown, i think there wont be any major problem in each individual household.

COVID 19: Togbe Afede Donates Sanitizers, GH¢100,000 To Two Hospitals


Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, has donated sanitizers and GHC100,000.00 to two hospitals in Ho for the fight against COVID-19.

The hospitals are; Ho Teaching Hospital-GHC60,000.00 and Ho Municipal Hospital-GHC40,000.00.

Togbe Afede who is also the President of the National House of Chiefs also gave over 2,200 hand sanitizers to the Hospitals and communities in the Asogli State.

He said the gesture was to support the facilities and communities to fight the pandemic.

Togbe Afede charged traditional authorities to champion environmental cleanliness and ensured that their subjects obeyed health protocols from the World Health Organization and directives from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

He commended the hospitals for their efforts so far in combating the disease and urged them to remain focused.

Togbe Afede called for the protection of vulnerable, especially the aged in society and underscored the need for the country to learn valuable lessons from the pandemic to be self-reliant.

Dr. John Tampouri, Chief Executive of the Ho Teaching Hospital, said the Volta Region was lucky not to have recorded any case yet and described the gesture as timely, saying the Hospital could not sustain the expenditure of GHC240.00 daily on tissue paper for hand washing at the facility and called for more support.

Dr. Lawrence Kumi, Medical Superintendent, Ho Municipal Hospital, expressed gratitude to Togbe Afede and assured that the support would be put to good use.  

Source: GNA