Ghana’s President donates 3 months salary to fight Covid-19

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Fund in the country. The President has also directed the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to pay his three months salary into the fund

The Fund which will be headed by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, is to receive public contributions to help improve the lives of the vulnerable who will be worst-hit by the pandemic.

In a televised address on Friday, March 27 2020 night, the President said “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.”

Source: Eveningmailgh.com

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