Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated three months of his salary to the Covid-19 Fund established by President Akufo-Addo to help the vulnerable infected by the virus.
The Fund would also be used to support the frontline health workers who are combating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The Vice President’s donation follows a similar gesture by President Akufo-Addo when he announced the Fund in his fourth national broadcast last night.
Dr. Bawumia announced the support through his Facebook wall.
“To support the kind gesture by the President of directing the Controller and Accountant General to pay his April, May and June salaries to Covid-19 Fund, I am donating three months of my salary starting from April to support the fight against Covid-19,” he said
Dr. Bawumia also expressed his sympathy and that of his wife, Hajia Samira Bawuma to the families of those who have lost their lives in the wake of the virus and wished those infected with a speedy recovery.
“Fellow Ghanaians, March has been a sorrowful month for us as a nation with the Covid-19 infection,” he said.
Vice President Bawumia also urged citizens and non-citizens in the country to observe the preventive measures outlined and also practice social distancing.
“Ultimately, we should all endeavour to stay at home, observe the preventive measures and together create a Covid-19-free society,” he concluded.