Ministers, other gov't officials donate 50% of their salaries to help fight coronavirus

Ministers, other gov't officials donate 50% of their salaries to help fight coronavirus

- Ghanaian Ministers of State and other top government appointees have decided to donated 50 percent of their salary for the next three months to the COVID-19 Fund

- Some of the government appointees include the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, the deputy Chiefs of Staff, Secretary to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet

- Their decision was announced by the Office of the President in a press statement on Monday, March 30, 2020

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Ministers of State and other top government appointees at the presidency have joined hands to donate 50 percent of their salary for the next three months to the recently initiated COVID-19 Fund.

This wonderful decision was announced by the Office of the President in a press statement on Monday.

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The statement said the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, the deputy Chiefs of Staff, Secretary to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet have also agreed to a pay cut in April, May and June to support the Fund.

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“All Ministers of State, the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, the deputy Chiefs of Staff, Secretary to the President, Secretary to the Cabinet, Presidential Staffers and Presidential Aides at the Presidency have decided to donate fifty percent (50%) of their salaries, for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June, to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, established by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the fight against the virus and to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable,” the statement said.

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Deputy Minister of state will also contribute 50 percent of their April and May salaries to the fund.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday, 27th March, 2020 announced the establishment of the COVID-19 Fund was to receive contributions and donations from the public to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable during the outbreak in Ghana.

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He also announced the donation of his 3 months’ salary to the Fund managed by an independent board of trustees chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.

Following the announcement, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia also announced the donation of his salary for April, May and June to the Fund.

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