Parliament of Ghana has donated an amount of GHC 200,000 to the COVID-19 Trust Fund to support the fight against the pandemic which has so far claimed 17 lives with 2,074 confirmed cases.
Explaining the motive for donating into the fund, the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye said the House is demonstrating leadership to all Ghanaians and also to encourage others to support the fund.
Mr. Oquaye who handed over the cheque to the managers of the fund used the opportunity to encourage philanthropists and other bodies to donate their widows might to the fund in efforts to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu explained the donation is separate from an amount of GHC 100,000 Majority MPs donated to the fund.
A member of the board of trustees of the fund Archbishop, Justice Ofei Akrofi expressed gratitude to Parliament for the donation.
Interestingly, the Minority was conspicuously missing at the donation as they had insisted it’s illegal for state and public institutions to donate money to the fund.
They argue that the law setting up the fund excluded resources from the public purse.
NDC MP for Daboya, Mahama Shaibu has written to the Attorney General asking her to compel state institutions that have donated monies to go for a refund.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com