The Chairperson of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, Justice Sofia Akuffo, has appealed to the general public to contribute to the Covid-19 fund.
She said the fund has released several amount of money donated towards projects and was left with only GH¢9 million left in their account.
Addressing journalists in Accra on Thursday, July 21, 2022, Justice Akuffo gave a detailed account of what the rest of the funds were used for.
She stated that over GH¢62 million was donated to the trust fund and as of June 30, 2022, about GH¢53 million of the donations have been used.
The amounts have also been used on administrative costs.
She added that almost GH¢10.3 million was allocated to the Ghana Health Service, while about GH¢6.8 million was given to the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund for the construction of a 100-bed facility.
“As time went on we realised that, yes, these health centres are there, but there are other health facilities” that needed help so “we needed to also make donations to such places so that right from the start, you are protecting the medical staff, and you are also protecting the users of the hospitals, clinics and so forth.”
By: Andrews Akowuah/Rainbowraioonline.com/Ghana