The President of the republic of Ghana Akufo-Addo having compassion on his nation, has donated his three months’ salary as a support to a yet-to-be-established fund to help in the fight against coronavirus in Ghana.
The president made this known when he addressed the nation Friday night 26th March, 2020 to give an account on measures being taken to mitigate the spread of the virus.
“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, that is April, May and June, into this Fund.” he added.
The President said this whole idea would support the efforts being taken to face and overcome coronavirus in Ghana.
Meanwhile, the president Akuffo Addo declared a two-week partial lock down in some areas in Ghana which will take effect from 1:00 am on Monday, March 30, 2020.