The Ghana National Gas Company has donated ¢1 million to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund set up by government to assist the needy and vulnerable as the country battles the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Ben Asante, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Gas and a Board Member, Togbi Acolatse V, presented the cheque to the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare at a brief ceremony at the Jubilee House.
In a brief remark before presenting the cheque, Mr Asante noted that their contribution is in line with the call of the President for corporate institutions to join government in the fight against Covid-19.
He added that Ghana Gas stands ready to assist the state as and when the need arrives.
Ghana Exim Bank
The Ghana Exim Bank, through its Board Chairman, Gyamfi Boateng, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lawrence Agyinsam, also came through the Jubilee House to present their cheque of ¢250,000 to the Fund.
Board Chairman of Social Security & National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Dr. Kwame Addo Kufour, and the Director General of SSNIT, Ofori Tenkorang, also stopped by the office of the Chief of Staff to donate ¢500,000 to the Trust Fund.
Other institutions such as the CEO’s Network, Ghana, through its Chief Executive Officer, Ernest De-Graft Egyir, also passed through to present their cheque of 200,000 to support the efforts of the state.
Ghana Used Clothing Association
The Ghana Used Clothing Association presented a cheque of ¢300,000. Boakye Yiadom, Chairman of the Association, Dr Effah Nyarko and Hannah Brown, members of the leadership body, presented their cheque to the Chief of Staff.
NPP Volta Region
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Volta Region Directorate, led by Woanya Makafui, the Volta Regional Chairman of the party, presented ¢100,000 to support the Fund.
The Anglican Church of Ghana represented by Rt. Rev. Dr Daniel Torto, of the Anglican Diocese of Accra, Very Rev. Dr George Neequaye and four others, came through with their cheque of ¢60,000 as their “widow’s might” to support the Covid-19 Trust Fund.
Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
Professor Christopher Ameyaw Akumfi, Board Chairman of the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF), on behalf of GIIF, donated ¢500,000 to the Trust Fund.
Ghana Association of Former International Civil Servants
The Ghana Association of Former International Civil Servants (GAFICS), led by their President, Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, donated ¢50,000 and the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association 2003 year Group, led by Enoch Atobrah Gyamfi, the President of the 2003 year group, came through with a donation of ¢10,000 to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund.
Akosua Frema Osei Opare, Chief of Staff thanked the various donating institutions for their thoughtfulness and kind gesture.
She indicated that the Covid-19 Trust Fund will have its offices operational within the Jubilee House soon and they will ensure the proper, efficient and judicious use of all resources available to them for the benefit of the needy and vulnerable in the country.