- A list of ambassadors for the COVID-19 Trust Fund has been released
- The list named Nana Ama McBrown, Reggie Rockstone, Emelia Brobbey, Abeiku Santana, and Israel Laryea
- The ambassadors are to help create awareness about COVID-19 and raise funds for the fund
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A number of Ghanaian showbiz personalities have been named as ambassadors for the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
The list of ambassadors includes actresses Nana Ama McBrown and Emelia Brobbey, and rapper Reggie Rockstone.
Others are Okay FM presenter Abeiku Santana and Joy FM/TV newscaster Israel Laryea.
McBrown and her colleagues are to assist the Board of Trustees in creating awareness about the COVID-19 protocols and raising funds to support infected and affected persons.
''[They are to] participate in public events of the Trust Fund including fundraising and resource mobilization activities, sensitization campaigns, community engagements, advertisements and promotional programmes," the ambassadors' job description sighted by YEN.com.gh read.
Also, the quintet is "'to come up with initiatives and organize programmes, activities, and events to help market and promote the Trust Fund, particularly fundraisers and educational programmes on vaccination and adherence to the COVID-19 protocols'' – wearing a mask, social distancing, regular handwashing with soap under running water, use of hand sanitisers among others."
It is also highly important to state that the Ambassadors’ work is ''voluntary'' and ''non-political or partisan''.
Established in 2020 by an Act of Parliament (COVID-19 National Trust Fund Act, 2020 (Act 1013), the fund's objective is to complement efforts of the Government of Ghana to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by providing an opportunity for individuals, groups and corporate bodies to contribute monies and resources to fight against the pandemic.
The Trust Fund is specifically aimed at supporting the needy and vulnerable persons infected with the disease or affected by the pandemic as well as persons engaged in the combat of the disease.
Of all the appointed ambassadors of the fund, Abeiku Santana's appointment has been met with opposition from NPP supporters.
Even though the ambassadorial role is voluntary and supposed to be non-partisan, the ruling party's supporters feel as an NDC supporter, he should not be given any post by the NPP.
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Source: Yen Ghana