Gov’t Sets Up Coronvirus Fund, Donates Three Months Salary As Seed Capital

Gov’t Sets Up Coronvirus Fund, Donates Three Months Salary As Seed Capital

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the setting up of a coronavirus fund. President Nana Akufo-Addo made the announcement on Friday, March 27, 2020 in his fourth update to the nation on covid-19.

He said former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo is to oversee the fund.

According to the President, he will be donating his salary for the months of April, May and June to the fund.

“I am announcing tonight the establishment of a COVID-19 Fund, to be managed by an independent board of trustees, and chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to receive contributions and donations from the public to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable. I have directed the Controller and Accountant General to pay my next three months’ salary, i.e. April, May and June, into this Fund,” he said.

The President used the opportunity to also thank “the churches and financial institutions who have already donated to help in this fight.”

“God richly bless them,” he said.

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