The Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye has donated half of his monthly salary to the Covid-19 Trust Fund for three months.

The Fund will be used, among other things, to support the vulnerable and needy who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

It will also be used to support persons including frontline medical personnel and volunteers engaged in the combat of Covid-19.

Prof Oquaye after making the donation urged all Members of Parliament and other workers to contribute to the Fund to help fight the pandemic.

Below is a statement from Parliament announcing the donation:

Meanwhile, Parliament has approved the Covid-19 National Trust Fund Bill 2020.

The approval under certificate of urgency late Thursday evening happened about 24 hours after Attorney General Gloria Akuffo laid it in parliament on Wednesday evening.