- Ministers and other appointees in President Nana Akufo-Addo government have donated parts of the salaries to the COVID-19 Fund
- Emulating the president himself, the appointees have given away half of their salaries for the next three months to the fund
- The fund is to receive public donations and disburse to help alleviate the plight of the neddy amid the Coronavirus pandemic
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President Nana Akufo-Addo's top appointees in government have donated parts of their salaries to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
Akufo-Addo, on Friday, March 27, 2020, announced the setup of the COVID-19 fund during his last address to the nation.
As reported by YEN.com.gh, the fund was to receive donations from the general public to help the needy in the fight against COVID-19. He donated his three months salary to start the fund.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also followed suit and donated three months of his salary into the fund.
Following the footsteps of Akufo-Addo and Bawumia, ministers and other top political appointees in government have decided to give away parts of their salary.
According to a report sighted on Presidency.gov.gh, the ministers of state, the Chief of Staff and her deputies, secretary to the president, secretary to the cabinet, presidential staffers and aides have offered 50% of their salaries, for the next three months (April, May and June) to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund
All deputy ministers have also agreed to donate 50% of their salaries for April and May, into the fund.
Already, Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare has notified the Controller and Accountant General to effect these deductions at source for the period, and transfer the accrued monies into the Fund.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has inaugurated the board of trustees of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund
The board inaugurated on Sunday, March 29, 2020, is chaired by former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo.
Other members of the board are Archbishop Justice Ofei Akrofi, Mr Jude Kofi Bucknor, Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie, Mrs Elsie Addo-Awadzie, Dr Ernest Ofori-Sarpong, Dr Tanko. Mr Collins Asare will act as Secretary to the board.
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