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Ministers, other appointees donate 50% of salaries into COVID-19 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 per cent (50%) of their salaries, for the next three months into the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.

The fund was established by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the fight against the coronavirus 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 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.

It will be recalled that during his broadcast to the nation on Friday, 27th March 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced the setting up of the Fund, and donated his next three months’ salary into the Fund as seed capital.

The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, also followed suit and has donated three (3) months of his salary into the Fund.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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