Akufo-Addo appointees donate 50 per cent of salaries to COVID-19 Fund Featured

By Nana Yaw Dwamena March 30, 2020 1973 968 comments

Many members of President Akufo-Addo’s government have announced their willingness to donate large proportions of their earnings to a new fund established to fight the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease in Ghana.

All Ministers of State, the Chief of Staff, the Deputy Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary to the President, the Secretary to the Cabinet, presidential staffers and presidential aides at the Office of the President have decided to donate 50 per cent of their salaries for the next three months (April, May and June) to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.

The Fund has been established to fight the coronavirus and assist in ensuring the welfare of the needy and vulnerable.

All Deputy Ministers have also agreed to donate 50 per cent of their salaries for April and May to the Fund.

Deductions

The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has notified the Controller and Accountant General to effect these deductions at source and transfer the monies into the Fund.

It will be recalled that during his broadcast to the nation on Friday, March 27, President Akufo-Addo announced the setting up of the Fund and donated his next three months’ salary to it as seed capital.

The Vice-President, Mahamudu Bawumia, followed suit, donating three months’ salary to the Fund.

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