MINISTERS OF STATE,CHIEF OF STAFF AT THE PRESIDENCY & OTHERS DONATE 50% OF SALARIES TO COVID-19 FUND
• All Deputy Ministers have also agreed to donate fifty percent (50%) of their salaries for the next two months, i.e. April and May, into the Fund.
All Ministers of State, the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, the deputy Chiefs of Staff, Secretary to the President, Secretary to the Cabinet, Presidential Staffers and Presidential Aides at the Presidency have decided to donate fifty percent (50%) of their salaries, for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June, to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, established by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the fight against the virus and to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.
All Deputy Ministers have also agreed to donate fifty percent (50%) of their salaries for the next two months, i.e. April and May, into the Fund.
As a result, the Chief of Staff, Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has notified the Controller and Accountant General to effect these deductions at source for the period, and transfer the accrued monies into the Fund.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumua, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, has followed the kind gesture of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by donating three months of his salary to the COVID-19 Fund commencing from April.
It will be recalled on Friday, 27th March 2020, as the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo addressed the nation on enhanced response to the coronavirus pandemic, he announced the establishment of COVID-19 Fund and directed the Controller and Accountant General to pay his next three months’ salary, i.e. April, May and June, into COVID-19 Fund.
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