President Nana Akufo-Addo has lauded the donors into Ghana’s Covid-19 National Trust Fund, which was established to compliment government’s efforts in the fight against the pandemic.
Addressing the nation on Sunday, Akufo-Addo said he was “very grateful to the individuals and institutions” who have responded to his call to do so.
“I am happy that so many of my appointees have also followed my example by donating their salaries to the fund,” the President said.
He said some GH¢8.75million has already been received into the fund. This, he said includes some $600,000.
The monies would also be used “to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.”
The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) are among the institutions to have contributed to the fund.
Three members of the Presbytery of the Church, Prophet Christopher Yaw Annor, Rev. Anthony Cudjoe and Rev. Morris Appiah, presented a cheque of GH¢100,000 to the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare at the Jubilee House on Thursday.
The Majority caucus in Parliament has also donated GH¢100,000 to the fund.
“Mr. Speaker, let me announce that Majority has decided to contribute GH¢100,000 to complement the efforts of the government to fighting this…disruptive menace,” the Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said on Saturday.