Akufo-Addo opens up on COVID-19 Trust Fund; says it is now worth GH¢8.75m

Akufo-Addo opens up on COVID-19 Trust Fund; says it is now worth GH¢8.75m

- Ghana's COVID-19 Fund has received a total sum of GH¢8.75 million in the form of donations

- President Akufo-Addo thanked Ghanaians and corporate Ghana for their support

- He also urged Ghanaians to remain indoors and abide by the WHO measures in staying safe from the COVID-19

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has given an account of the monies accrued so far in the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.

President Akufo-Addo, in an address to the state on Sunday, April 5, 2020, disclosed that a total sum of GH¢8.75 million has been received so far from the general public.

The amount also includes $600,000, from Ghanaians in the diaspora, the President indicated during the televised address.

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He was thankful to Ghanaians and institutions for heeding to the clarion call, to support the Fund aimed at supporting the vulnerable and those who will be hard hit by measures adopted to combat the Coronavirus disease in Ghana.

Akufo-Addo set up the COVID-19 National Trust Fund chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.

He opined that the trust will receive donations for disbursement and also make provisions for how the trust should be managed.

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The President during the address also said the government will be providing food to over 400,000 individuals who have been affected by the country’s partial lockdown.

He opined that the individuals mainly in Accra, Tema, Kasoa, will be beneficiaries of the intervention program.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo has ordered the Ghana Water Company (GWC) Ltd to provide free uninterrupted supply of water to all Ghanaians amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This takes effect for the months of April, May, and June in 2020.

President Akufo-Addo issued the directive in a televised broadcast to the nation to provide an update on the latest enhanced measures taken by the government in the fight for the preventive and containment of the coronavirus pandemic.

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