Thirty two million Ghana Cedis has so far been spent on the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies, the COVID-19 National Trust Fund Managers have disclosed.
Government set up the COVID-19 Trust Fund to solicit funds to help deal with the impact of the deadly virus in the country.
Chief Justice Rtd. Justice Sophia Akuffo was nominated as Chairperson of the Board with eight other board members.
The other members of the board are Archbishop Justice Akrofi, former Anglican Bishop of Accra and former Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa; Mr. Jude Kofi Bucknor, Mrs. Gifty Afenyi Dadzie, Else Addo Awadzi; Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong; Chief Executive Officer of the Special Ice Group of Companies, Dr. Abdul-Sameed Tanko, and Dr. Collins Asare, who also serves as the Secretary to the Board.
The GHS32 million spent on the procurement of PPE was out of a total of GHS53 million donated to the fund.
Speaking at a ceremony to donate some medical equipment and PPE to various treatment centres across the country, Chairperson for the Trust fund noted that the fund still needs more PPE and vehicles.
Rtd. Justice Akuffo said: “To date, the Trust Fund has spent approximately GHS 32,581,233.90 out of the total amount of 53 million cedis received so far. We need vehicles for care and testing centres, PPE including more veronica buckets and touch-free sanitizer dispensers.”