Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged Ghanaians to remain alert in the fight against COVID-19.
“I don’t want to take any chances and I think we should all cooperate to handle the pandemic as seriously as we can,” he stated.
Former President Rawlings made the call during a courtesy call on him by 95-year-old ex-Private Ashiteye Hammond, a World War II veteran, last Tuesday.
Ex-Private Hammond undertook a seven-day walk a couple of weeks ago to raise funds for frontline health workers dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He walked a total of 14 miles, doing two miles a day. He has so far raised £27,000 of his targeted £500,000.
Former President Rawlings described the effort by ex-Private Hammond as a noble cause and urged other former Presidents and corporate institutions to support the fund-raising