Menaye Donkor Muntari, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sincerely Ghana Limited, producers and marketers of Sincerely Sanitary Pads has donated 2000 sanitary pads to needy women in the face of the COVID-19 lockdown. This, she said, is to help them to maintain menstrual hygiene during the COVID-19 lockdown.
On behalf of Sincerely Ghana Limited, which is a menstrual hygiene supplies company, Miss Universe Ghana 2017, Ruth Quarshie, presented the items to the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison in Accra.
The gesture, according to Mrs. Muntari, was also in response to the national call to individuals and organisations to support the vulnerable in society to reduce the negative effects that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on them.
In a brief remark from Mrs. Muntari delivered by Ms Quarshie, she said she believed in women empowerment, adding that their sanitation was also very important to her.
Mrs. Muntari, who is Miss Universe Ghana 2004 and also the current National Director of Miss Universe Ghana said: “The 2000 sanitary pads are to empower the vulnerable women and make them feel confident about themselves in these times of crisis.”
She pointed out that her ‘Sincerely by Menaye’ feminine hygiene brand was established to create quality sanitary pads complemented by sincere menstrual health and hygiene education throughout Ghana.
“I felt the need to support needy women, especially kayayei (head-porters) by providing them with my top quality sanitary pads because I’ve always been a firm believer in giving back to society. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about so much hardship, it is important to not only be kind to ourselves but also to others,” she said.
Gender Minister, Mrs. Morrison said it was amazing to see young ladies like Menaye Donkor Muntari doing things that indicated that they were thinking about the vulnerable in society. “Menaye called me with passion and I could see that she sincerely wanted to help. The 2000 sanitary pads will go a long way to help the beneficiaries,” Mrs. Morrison emphasized.
The Minister thanked the management and staff of Sincerely Ghana Limited for the kind gesture and pointed out that this is the time for individuals and organisations to give to the needy because if the donations come at a later time the expected positive effects may not be felt so much.
She also assured the public that the government was working round the clock to ease the pressure on the people during the lockdown period.