- A lot of corporations have been donating huge amounts into Ghana's COVID-19 fund
- This has been in response to Nana Akufo-Addo's appeal on March 27 for donations to be made in a bid to assist the needy and vulnerable amid the COVID-19 crisis
- YEN.com.gh compiles 7 of the biggest amounts donated so far
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On March 27, 2020, Ghana's president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo set up the COVID-19 fund to receive donations to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable during the outbreak in Ghana.
Since the announcement, the president's initiative has brought massive turnout as many people and corporations have made massive donations into the fund.
YEN.com.gh takes a look at some of the most significant amounts that have been donated into the fund so far.
1. President and appointees donating huge portions of 3-month salaries:
Ghana's president and the vice donated their 3-month salaries to the COVID-19 fund.
In addition, 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 decided to donate fifty percent (50%) of their salaries, for three months. (April, May and June).
2. Wilmar Africa Limited, producers of Frytol, donated GHC1,000,000
Wilmar Africa Ltd presented cash and products worth GHC 1,000,000 to support government’s efforts to check the spread of COVID-19 and also alleviate the plight of the less privileged families in the society.
3. Keda Ghana Ceramics donated a total of GHC600,000
Keda Ghana Ceramics made a donation of GHC500,000 cash together with Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) at the cost of GHC100,000.
4. Cimaf Cement Ghana Limited gave GHC250,000
Mohammed Bennis, General Manager of Cimaf Cement Ghana Limited presented a cheque of GHC250,000 into the fund.
5. Lele Group contributed GHC100,000
Jacob Gbati, the Group Chairman of Lele Group, also presented a cheque of GHC100,000.00 to the fund on behalf of the firm.
6. MTN Ghana Foundation contributed GHC 5,000,000
MTN Ghana Foundation as part of its commitment to support government’s efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic adds GHC 5million to go to the procurement of medical supplies including personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essentials to support frontline medical staff.
7. Joshob Construction Company Limited made a donation of over GHC500,000
Joshob Construction Company Limited, a leading urban and rural infrastructure development company in Ghana also came in with a donation of $100,000 to complement government efforts to contain the pandemic.
In other news, a bevy of stunning Ghanaian ladies has come up with a unique version of the popular #dontrushchallenge with the use of African prints and cooking items.
The items used by the beautiful women included laddles and a special stick used in the preparation of a lovely Ghanaian dish named banku.
The usual form the #dontrushchallenge has been taking is for ladies at different places to transform their looks by simply brushing makeup equipment on the camera.
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