“Follow the President’s example and stop the yabbering,” K T Hammond jabs Minority Featured

The Member of Parliament for Adansi-Asokwa in the Ashanti Region, Kwabena Tahiru Hammond, has asked his colleagues on the Minority side of Parliament to react productively to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease by supporting the COVID-19 Trust Fund, instead of “making noise”.

Mr Hammond also urged senior MPs on the Majority side to emulate the President’s actions.

Speaking to the media after the presentation by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Ghanaian economy, Mr Hammond said he will be following the President’s example by donating three months of his salary for this year to the COVID-19 Trust Fund. He challenged his counterparts to do the same.

“I'm donating my next three months’ salary to the fight. My colleagues, at least seniors like me, must follow suit. The Minority must also follow the good example of the President and become productive instead of the ‘yab yab yab’,” he said.

President, appointees donate

President Akufo-Addo, during a broadcast to the nation on Friday night (March 27), announced the setting up of the COVID-19 Trust Fund and donated the next three months of his salary to the Fund as seed capital.

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

All Ministers of State, the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, both Deputy Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary to the President, Secretary to the Cabinet, presidential staffers and presidential aides at the Presidency have also decided to donate 50 per cent of their salaries for the next three months to the Fund. An announcement to that effect was made today.

All Deputy Ministers have also agreed to donate 50 per cent of their salaries for the next two months (April and May) to the new Fund.




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