Over 81 government officials including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia donated GH₵637,998.77 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund for the month of April 2020.
The list published in the June 23 edition of the Daily Graphic provided the total amount donated by the President, Vice President, Ministers of State, Chief of Staff, Two Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Secretary to the President, Secretary to the cabinet, Deputy Ministers, Presidential staffers and Presidential aides.
The donation was in fulfilment of a pledge to donate 50% of their April, May and June Salaries to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
On the list of donors include Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Marfo, the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante (Esq) and the two Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye and Samuel Abdullai Jinapour.
Also on the list are 23 Ministers (Non-MPs), 19 Deputy Ministers (Non-MPs) and 31 Presidential staffers.
It will be recalled that in March 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced the establishment of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund to receive contributions and donations to assist those who will be greatly affected by the new coronavirus disease.
The President also pledged his salary for the next three months – April, May and June – as his contribution to the fund.
His charitable gesture was followed by similar pledges by Vice President Bawumia and some Presidential appointees.
Trust Fund Board
The Board of Trustees of the fund which receives contributions and donations from the public to assist in the welfare of the vulnerable is chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.
The other members of the Board are Archbishop Justice Ofei Akrofi, Mr Jude Kofi Bucknor, Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie, Mrs Elsie Addo-Awadzie, Dr Ernest Ofori-Sarpong and Dr Tanko. Mr Collins Asare will act as Secretary to the Board.
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