The Senior Partner of KPMG Ghana, Mr. Anthony Sarpong has said, we cannot escape the humanitarian imperative of supporting the less privileged of our society.
He made this assertion during a short ceremony to donate to the Pamela Bridgewater programs, which aim at catering for the wellbeing of kayayeis , during and after the COVID-19 lockdown.
Mr .Sarpong , praised the efforts of all stakeholders towards the relief of the citizenry, when he advised the public to follow the COVID-19 precautionary measures, as best way to prevent the spread of Corona virus in Ghana.
‘’ prevention is always better than cure, so the best option, I would appeal for my cherished Ghanaians but Africa in general, is to abide by the expertise of the hardworking medics . This would no doubt save precious lives’’ he added.
The renowned accountant, urged the public to show compassion to head potters, popularly known as kayayei, who have migrated from the northern part of Ghana to big cities ,in search of non-existent jobs . Stressing that ‘’for no fault of the girls, they’ve found themselves on the streets and its only necessary to extend a generous support to them, especially at this challenging times ’’
The project director for the Pamela Bridgewater project, Mr .Yahaya Alhassan , expressed the organization’s appreciation to KPMG for supporting what he described as the deprived and vulnerable segment of the populace . And commended the company’s outstanding provision of efficient audit, tax and advisory services to its cherished clients, to help overcome their difficulties and embraced success in a transparent and efficient manner.
Mr.Alhassan further explained that, the public address system for the Kumasi-kejetia kayayei resettlement, located at the hub of the market, would be effectively utilized for the sensitizations and precautionary measures to be taken by these girls. He continued that ‘’ the education would benefit the market women and traders, which would be extended, after the lockdown’’
The Bridgewater project provides future and welfare to head potters, popularly known as kayayei through education and training, protection, advocacy, research etc.