95-year-old Ghanaian Veteran, Private Joseph Hammond has recently been in the news through his selfless effort to raise funds for frontline workers in Africa following the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has been on a walk for some time now in an attempt to raise the funds. On the last day of his walk, the 95 year old veteran has received huge donations for his selfless effort.

First National Bank (FNB) has donated an amount of GHC12, 000 to the World War II Veteran for his personal use through its ASPIRE (Accelerated Support for Pandemic Intervention and Relief Effort) programme.

In addition to that, young Ghanaian billionaire and philanthropist, Nana Kwame Bediako, a.k.a Cheddar has gifted a fully furnished house to the veteran.

Private Hammond in the heat of the COVID-19 outbreak raised a total of GHC130,000 (£18,000) to support frontline workers and vulnerable veterans in Africa. Hammond went on a 14-mile (22.5 kilometres) walk which he completed within seven days to raise the funds.