All Ghana 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 fifty percent (50%) of their salaries, for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June, to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
The fund was established by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the fight against the virus and to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable.
Also all Deputy Ministers have agreed to donate fifty percent (50%) of their salaries for the next two months, i.e. April and May, into the Fund.
As a result, the Chief of Staff, Hon. 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.
This was revealed by the Ministry of information.
The move was initiated by the president, who started by donating his next three months salary as seed fund to the Covid19 Trust fund.