File: Some appointees and the President in a group photo.

Appointees of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo have pledged 50% of their monthly income for the next three months, towards the COVID-19 Trust Fund.

These appointees include all Ministers of State, the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, the deputy Chiefs of Staff, Secretary to the President, Secretary to the Cabinet, Presidential Staffers and Presidential Aides at the Presidency.

All Deputy Ministers have also agreed to donate 50 percent of their salaries for the next two months, i.e. April and May, into the Fund.

The Fund has been established by government for the fight against the virus and to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.

As a result, the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has notified the Controller and Accountant General to effect these deductions at source for the period, and transfer the accrued monies into the Fund.

It will be recalled that during his broadcast to the nation on Friday, March 27, 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced the setting up of the Fund, and donated his next three months’ salary into the Fund as seed capital.

The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, also followed suit and has donated three (3) months of his salary into the Fund.