29 March 2020 – President Akufo-Addo Inaugurates Board Of Trustees For The Covid-19 National Trust Fund

Type of Intervention: Financial Support
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Finance/Economy
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creating and using advisory groups or committees; Finance policy and financial aid
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Attorney General

Overview: The President of Ghana inaugurated the Board of Trustees of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, at a brief ceremony at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s Presidency. The Board of Trustees, which is chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, will receive contributions and donations from the public to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable. The other members of the Board are Archbishop Justice Ofei Akrofi, Mr. Jude Kofi Bucknor, Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie, Mrs Elsie Addo-Awadzie, Dr. Ernest Ofori-Sarpong, Dr Tanko. Mr. Collins Asare will act as Secretary to the Board. The Board was established to independently manage all funds and donations that come in from individual and institution in support of Governments quest to manage COVID-19.
Full details here: http://presidency.gov.gh/index.php/briefing-room/news-style-2/1548-president-akufo-addo-inaugurates-board-of-trustees-for-the-covid-19-national-trust-fund?fbclid=IwAR0xAwMd5TFCHQCrmAmO6QzMtZCU0KPgOz6skMTjqqaa2q50MwSgTQrmebQ

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Considered a necessary escalation of current measures, BASED ON DONATIONS THAT HAD STARTED COMING IN
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Since the outbreak of the virus in Ghana, especially during the course of last week, organisations and individuals had made donations, with others wanting to find out how they can also contribute to the cause. The President said “I felt that the best way was to establish a public trust, so that the monies that come do not get intermingled with Government money and all of those problems. A public trust that is to be managed by an independent body of trustees, so that people will see that these monies are being properly accounted for and properly deployed,”