Municipal and District Chief Executives of the Eastern Region earlier today made a cheque donation of an amount of hundred thousand Ghana cedis to the COVID-19 Fund.
The cheque was presented to government through Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo earlier today at a press briefing in Accra by a team led by Hon Richmond Amponsah, DCE for Achease and Dean of the Eastern Region Municipal and District Chief Executives.
President Nana Akufo Addo in an address to the nation on Friday, March 27 announced the establishment of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund aimed at helping the fight against Coronavirus.
Announcing this, he said, “I am announcing tonight the establishment of a COVID-19 Fund, to be managed by an independent board of trustees, and chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to receive contributions and donations from the public to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.”
“I have directed the Controller and Accountant General to pay my next three months’ salary, i.e. April, May and June, into this Fund. Let me also thank, from the bottom of my heart, the churches, financial institutions and individuals who have already made donations to help in this fight. God richly bless them,” he added.