An eight member Board of Trustees for Ghana’s Covid-19 National Trust fund has been sworn into office. The Trust which will be headed by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo was approved by Parliament last week.
At a brief ceremony at the Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo tasked them to design a programme for disbursement of the fund.
President Akufo-Addo announced the establishment of the COVID-19 National Trust fund during his 4th broadcast to the Nation. He accordingly donated his three months salary to the fund. The vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia and other government officials have also made donations to the fund.
Since the establishment of the fund, substantial amount of money has been donated to it.
The establishment of the Trust Fund will raise money to complement government’s efforts aimed at supporting the vulnerable and needy in society as the country battles to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
President Akufo-Addo was hopeful members of the Trust have the capabilities in executing their mandate.
Trust Chair and former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, thanked the President for reposing confidence in them.
Other members of the board include former Anglican Bishop of Accra Archbishop, Justice Akrofi; former Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa, Jude Kofi Bucknor; former President of the GJA, Mrs. Gifty Afenyi Dadzie; Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Else Addo Awadzi. The rest are Chief Executive Officer of the Special Ice Group of Companies, Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong; Dr. Abdul-Sameed Tanko, and Dr. Collins Asare, who will also serve as the Secretary to the Board.