Cooperate on COVID-19 fight – Rawlings urges Ghanaians

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.

Courtesy call

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.

Noble cause

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


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