Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has noted in a Facebook post sighted by smartandstuck.com that he is donating his three months salary to the fight against Coronavirus.
Dr Bawumia’s statement comes after President Akufo-Addo in a late night address to the nation yesterday, said among other things that he is committed in the fight against the pandemic. And for that he has directed the Controller and Accountant General to pay his next three months salary to the COVID fund.
The purpose of the fund is to support the vulnerable Ghanaian who might be affected by Coronavirus.
The Vice president who has also pledged his support to help the COVID fund stand on it feet, indicated in a lengthy Facebook post that he will also donate his 3 months salary to the fund.
“To support the kind gesture by the President of directing the Controller and Accountant General to pay his April, May and June salaries to Covid-19 Fund, I am donating three months of my salary starting from April to support the fight against Covid-19,” Vice President Bawumia wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.
Below is the full statement:
Fellow Ghanaians, March has been a difficult month for us as a nation with the Covid-19 infection.
Samira and I empathize with all infected with the virus, and we wish them a speedy recovery. We also express our sympathies to families of those who have lost their lives through the virus. May the souls of the departed rest in the bossom of God.
Last night, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s address to the nation anchored on the bold measures taken by the government to help contain the Coronavirus pandemic and prevent further spread.
Ultimately, we should all endeavour to stay at home, observe the preventive measures and together create a Covid-19-free society.
To support the kind gesture by the President of directing the Controller and Accountant General to pay his April, May and June salaries to Covid-19 Fund, I am donating three months of my salary starting from April to support the fight against Covid-19.
Source: Nana Kwame/Smartandstuck.com