Coronavirus: Plateau LG Distributes Two Trucks of Food Items as Palliative
Hon. Gwallson said the food items were being shared across the 17 Wards in the area and targeted to reach the most vulnerable in the grassroot.
He said though Plateau State is yet to record a case, the Council is not unaware of the challenges being faced by the people at this critical time.
He said with the State being on lockdown, economic, social and religious activities are being grounded and it becomes expedient to assist the people with palliatives having seen their plights.
He said the gesture is exclusively coming from the Council even as they await Federal and State intervention.
Hon. Mafeng said the food items were to be shared to the most vulnerable in the area excluding beneficiaries of the Social Intervention Programme (SIP) and civil servants.
He said Ward Councillors, Traditional Leaders, Religious Leaders and NGOs are responsible for sharing the items. He urged them to ensure transparency and accountability in the sharing to the targeted persons.
He lauded the people for the impressive compliance with the lockdown order urging them to stick to all safety, preventive and other directives by NCDC, WHO and government at all levels aimed at the prevention and containment of the virus.
He said he has directed the distribution of 160 bags of food items to crisis ridden areas in the Local Government to provide succour to people affected by violent crisis.
Speaking on behalf of the Legislative arm the Leader, Hon. Moses Dachung Dadon appreciated the decision taken by the Council Boss to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
Some beneficiaries of the food items couldn’t hide their joy and described the gesture as well thought considering the global hardships being faced by humanity on account of COVID-19 Pandemic.
Items distributed were 240 bags of Rice, 240 Bags of Beans, 240 Bags of Maize and 240 Bags of Garri.
The event took place at the Council Secretariat after which the Chairman took an assessment visit to the border entry point at Sopp to assess the level of compliance with the Lockdown directive of the State Government.