The President of Ghana Nana Akuffo Addo has donated his three months salary as part of the monies to help fight the COVID-19.
In a Nation’s address on the 28th of March, 2020, the President stated that he has authorized the controller and accountants general’s department to pay his three months salaries (April, May, June) into the COVID-19 Fund established to help the needy and vulnerable.
“I have directed the controller and accountant general to pay my next three months salary that is April, May and June into this fund”.
The president also announced the establishment of a COVID-19 fund which will be managed by an independent board of trustees and also be chaired by former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo to receive contributions and donations from the general public to assist in the welfare of the needy and vulnerable.
“We can defeat this virus if we all commit ourselves to respecting all the measures that have been outlined. I am confident that Ghanaians will comply with them and the security services will not have to intervene, with extraordinary means to enforce them” he added.
Nana Akuffo Addo took the opportunity to also thank all churches, financial institutions and individuals who have already made donations to help in the fight.
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