Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, as ECOWAS Commissioner for Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Research, has donated an amount of GHS50,000 to the COVID-19 Trust Fund.
This, he said, will help mitigate the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy and also help in supplying medical tools to fight the pandemic.
The donation was done on Monday, April 6.
In a statement, Dr Apraku said: “I am pleased to make my modest contribution of GHS50,000 to the Fund. I am hopeful that contribution would enable us to acquire additional medical supplies, protective gear and medical tools necessary to fight and mitigate the adverse impact of the pandemic on our people.”
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has disclosed that the COVID-19 National Trust Fund has, so far, received a total sum of GHS8.75 million in the form of donations from the general public.
While speaking in a televised address on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the President noted that the stated amount also includes US$600,000.
He commended Ghanaians and institutions for heeding the clarion call to support the Fund meant to support the vulnerable and those who will be hard hit by measures adopted to combat the Coronavirus disease in Ghana.
“I am very grateful to the individuals and institutions, who have responded to my appeal for donations to be made into the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, which has been established to complement the government’s fight against the virus, and to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.
“A total amount of some eight million, seven hundred and fifty thousand cedis (GHS8.75 million), which includes six hundred thousand United States dollars (US$600,000), has been received so far for this purpose. I am happy that so many appointees of my government have also followed my example by donating their salaries to the Fund,” he said.