Key government appointees of the Nana Akufo-Addo government including ministers of state, presidential staffers have all decided to donate half of their salaries for the next three months to the COVID-19 Fund.
In a press statement from the Office of the President, it spelled out the readiness of these appointees to give out willingly to support Ghana’s effort against the spread Coronavirus pandemic.
“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 have decided to donate fifty percent (50%) of their salaries, for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June, to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, established by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the fight against the virus and to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable,” the statement said.
This fund was announced by President Akufo-Addo on Saturday night as a dedicated fund towards the Coronavirus fight. The president pledged his three months salary to be the seed money for the fund.
Afterward, the Vice President, H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia followed in the stead of his boss and donated his next three months’ salary.
Ghana’s Coronavirus case count is at 152 with 5 deaths and 4 recoveries.