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Ministers, deputy ministers, donate 50% of salaries into Covid-19 fund

All ministers of State, Chief of Staff, deputy Chiefs of Staff, Secretary to the President, Secretary to the Cabinet, presidential staffers and presidential aides have decided to donate 50% of their salaries, to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund.

The three month salary deduction begins April, May and June.

The covid-19 fund, established by President Akufo-Addo on March 27, is expected to aid in the fight against the coronavirus and assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.

All Deputy Ministers have also agreed to donate 50% of their salaries for the next two months, thus April and May.

As a result, the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has notified the Controller and Accountant General to effect these deductions for the period, and transfer the accrued monies into the fund.

President Akufo-Addo, earlier, donated his three months’ salary into the fund as seed capital.

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, also followed suit, and has donated three months of his salary into the fund.

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