The government has announced that the cedi equivalent of the sum of US$100 million, earmarked by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the fight against the novel coronavirus, is ready for disbursement.

The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has asked African leaders to face the challenges confronting the continent and solve them.

In another effort to ensure that Ghana is adequately positioned to counter the coronavirus pandemic, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, to provide US$100 million to enhance the country’s preparedness and response plan.

On Tuesday, Ghana became the first ever country on the African continent to issue a 41-year bond as the West African country successfully raised US$3 billion on the international debt capital markets.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Friday to attend the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, United Kingdom.

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