Parliament donates GH₵200,000 to COVID-19 Fund, Speaker gives half of his three month salary

Parliament donates GH₵200,000 to COVID-19 Fund, Speaker gives half of his three month salary

Ghana's Parliament has donated GH₵200,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye, has also offered half of his monthly salary for three months to set the fund rolling.

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Prof Oquaye announced the gestures shortly after the Bill was passed in Parliament on Thursday.

Making the donation, the Speaker urged all Members of Parliament and other workers to contribute to the fund to help the fight against the corona virus pandemic.

Parliament yesterday passed the COVID-19 National Trust Fund Bill under a certificate of urgency.

The Bill is to establish the fund to complement the efforts of the government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will also support the needy and the vulnerable who have been afflicted or impacted on by the pandemic and for related matters.

The passage of the Bill came after the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Ms Gloria Akuffo, had moved the motion for it to be read for the third time, and it was seconded by the Minority Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu.

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