The National Covid-19 Trust has asked the President to expand the fund’s mandate beyond Covid-19 to include other difficult health crises confronting Ghanaians.
The Fund’s administrator, who also serves as the Sanaahene of Tutu Akuapem Nana Asiedu, stated that the Fund has accomplished much and that it is eager to continue working to assist the government in mobilizing resources to address Covid-19.
He believed that the government should consider childhood cancers and include them in the Trust Fund’s mandate.
He believes that child cancers are wreaking havoc on babies, particularly those who lack the resources to treat these conditions.
He noted that the move would help the Trust Fund mobilize resources and assist families with genuine financial needs in managing children with such conditions.
He revealed that the Fund is currently launching a campaign to encourage Ghanaians to get vaccinated against the virus.
He stated that the vaccination campaign was designed to encourage those who have yet to be vaccinated to do so, as well as those who have been vaccinated but have yet to receive their booster.
”We want to encourage Ghanaians to get vaccinated against the virus. We’re not just talking about vaccinations. We want to encourage people to get fully vaccinated and then get the booster. When you do this, I will assist in reducing the virus’s impact or severity.”
“Because of the current state of Covid-19, people have begun to question whether we should continue to exist as a Trust Fund. However, the work is not finished. There was still work to be done. The virus was still present. We were established by an Act of Parliament, and there are procedures in place for the fund to be dissolved. However, we have proposed that childhood cancers be added to the fund’s mandate. There are other outbreaks, such as Ebola and monkeypox, for which the fund will provide some assistance if the mandate is extended.”