ICGC donates GH₵100K towards COVID-19 trust fund
The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), has joined other churches and organisations to contribute to the COVID-19 trust fund.
ICGC contributed GHc100,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund to support the government’s efforts in fighting the deadly virus.
Three members of the Presbytery of the Church, Prophet Christopher Yaw Annor, Rev. Anthony Cudjoe and Rev. Morris Appiah, presented the cheque to the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Akosua Frema Osei Opare, at a brief ceremony at the Jubilee House on Thursday.
Speaking during the presentation, Rev. Appiah said the General Overseer of the church, the Presbytery and the entire membership of the Church were concerned about the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19.
He said it was that concern that compelled them to contribute to support the government’s efforts targeted at preventing any further spread of the virus.
He noted the donation was also to support government efforts of providing relief for the needy and vulnerable in society.
The Chief of Staff on her part urged Ghanaians to adhere to the safety protocols such as regular washing of hands and also abide by the movement restrictions imposed by the President.
She expressed her profound gratitude to the church for the kind gesture.
Already, churches like the Church of Pentecost and the Methodist Church of Ghana have donated towards the fight against COVID-19.
Ghana’s total number of coronavirus infections jumped to 204 on Thursday from 195 on Wednesday.
Cities—Kumasi, Tema, Kaso and Kumasi—which have been identified as the hotspots for the virus have been put under a 14-day lockdown by President Akufo-Addo.
The move is part of efforts aimed at containing the spread of the virus which has so far claimed over 50,000 lives and infected over one million people globally.