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Use my salary to fight Coronavirus – H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo -Addo

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Use my salary to fight Coronavirus – H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo -Addo


H.E. Nana Addo Danquah  Akufo -Addo, the president of the Republic of Ghana has joined some world leaders in leading the fight against the deadly coronavirus.

In his late-night address on Friday, March 27, 2020, the President also indicated that he has donated his April, May, and June salaries as seed capital for the fund.

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“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, i.e. April, May, and June, into this Fund,” he said.

 

The President used the opportunity to also thank “the churches and financial institutions who have already donated to help in this fight.”

 

“God richly bless them,” he said.

 

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SB Bitian is a Freelance Writer. Favorite quote: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all" - Ecclesiastes 9:11

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