Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has pledged to donate his three months salary to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Fund established by President Akufo-Addo to help the vulnerable infected by the virus and also the frontline health officers who are combating the spread of the pandemic in Ghana.
The Vice President's donation of his April, May and June salaries follows a similar gesture by President Akufo-Addo on Friday night when he announced the Fund in his address to the nation.
Dr Bawumia announced his support through a Facebook post on his wall which read;
"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" he indicated.
Dr Bawumia also expressed his sympathy and that of his wife, Hajia Samira Bawumia to the families of those who have lost their lives in the wake of the virus and also wished those infected with the virus a speedy recovery.
"Samira and I empathize with all infected with the virus, and we wish them a speedy recovery. 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 difficult month for us as a nation with the Covid-19 infection." he noted.
Vice President Bawumia also urged citizens and non-citizens in Ghana 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 defeat Covid-19 virus. “ he ended.