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Source: https://www.classfmonline.com/ | 30 March 2020
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 50% of their salaries, for the next three months to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
All Deputy Ministers have also agreed to donate 50% of their salaries for the next two months into the Fund.
As a result, the Chief of Staff, 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.
The salaries are from April to June 2020.
The COVID-19 National Trust Fund was established by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. It is to aid in the fight against the virus and to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.
It will be recalled that during his broadcast to the nation on Friday, 27 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 months of his salary into the Fund.