Vice President donates next three months salary to COVID-19 combat

Accra, March 28, GNA – Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has donated his next three months salary to the Covid-19 Fund, established by the President to help the vulnerable who will be affected by the pandemic.

The Fund would also be used to support the frontline health workers who are containing the disease.

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.

It states :

“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.”

Dr. Bawumia also expressed his sympathy and that of his wife, Hajia Samira Bawumia to the families of those who had lost their lives in the wake of the virus and wished those infected with the virus a speedy recovery.

“Samira and I empathise with all infected with the virus, and we wish them a speedy recovery,” he said.

“We also express our sympathies to families of those who have lost their lives through the virus. May the souls of the departed rest in the bosom of God.

“Fellow Ghanaians, March has been a sorrowful month for us as a nation with the Covid-19 infection”.

Vice President Bawumia also urged citizens and non-citizens 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”.

The measures include the washing of hands with soap under running water, the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and keeping a distance from those coughing and sneezing.

Those who have been exposed to those infected are also advised to go for testing to know their status.