COVID-19: National Trust Fund receives over GHC44m in donations

COVID-19: National Trust Fund receives over GHC44m in donations

- The COVID-19 Trust Fund has received over GHC44 million in donations

- Chairperson of the Fund, Sophia Akuffo has revealed to the media

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Ghana's COVID-19 National Trust Fund has received over GHC 44 million as donations from institutions and individuals in the country.

The Fund was set up by President Nana Akufo-Addo to augment the efforts of the state in the fight against the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.

Addressing the media Chairperson, Lady Chief Justice (Rtd) Sophia Akuffo, said:

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We are happy to announce that the Fund has so far, in addition to generous gifts in kind, the details of which we more than willing to share with any interested person, we have received an amount of Forty-Four Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc 44,900,000.00). The Board of Trustees will ensure the judicious and transparent application of all monies and other resources received for their intended purposes,” She said.

The National Trust Fund at the ceremony presented twelve (12) vehicles donated to the Fund to treatment centres and testing laboratories who are at the forefront of the country’s fight against COVID-19.

Madam Akuffo also urged the general public to respect and adhere to all the social distancing and prevention protocols announced by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in order to ensure that we protect each other.

Justice Sophia Akuffo further called on other automobile companies in Ghana to donate more four-wheeled vehicles to the Fund in order to support its planned agenda to furnish all regional hospitals with “4X4 cars.”

The vehicles presented include ten (10) Cobalt LTZ Chevrolet Cruze saloon car, one (1) Mitsubishi L200 pick up and one NP 300 Hardbody Nissan pick-up.

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The list of receiving institutions and centres are Zinal Public Health Isolation Centre Laboratory (ZPHL), Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Central Care Management Team, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Covid-19 Testing Centre and the Pentecost Convention Hospital Isolation Centre.

The rest are the Tamale National Public Health Laboratory (NPHLT), University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), LEKMA Hospital, Kumasi South Regional Hospital, Veterinary Division Laboratory, National Public Health Reference Laboratory (NPHRL) Korle-Bu and the Tema General Hospital.

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