Parliament has contributed an amount of GHS 200,000 to the national COVID-19 Trust Fund.
The Speaker of the Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has also donated half of his three months’ salary to the fund established to receive donations for disbursement to individuals who will negatively be impacted by the novel Coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.
“The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has donated half of his monthly salary for three months to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund. The Speaker also announced that Parliament is donating an amount of two hundred thousand Ghana Cedis to set the fund rolling,” a memo from Parliament disclosed.
Prof. Oquaye after the passage of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund 2020 Bill under a certificate of urgency on Thursday, April 2, 2020, thus urged all Members of Parliament and other workers to contribute to the fund to help the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
President Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Bawumia have also donated their 3-month salary to the Covid-19 Trust Fund.
President Akufo-Addo announced the establishment of the fund during an address to the nation on March 29, 2020.
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