The Private Sector has launched the Ghana Private Sector COVID-19 Fund as part of efforts to financially assist government fight the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The fund is expected to partly finance government’s interventions and equip the Ghana Health Service and supply chain amenities to facilitate the course against the virus.
“With Government revenue targets reported to have been missed partly as a result of the impact of the virus, prospects of a successful sole government funding to fight COVID-19 remains bleak and extremely burdensome. It is for this reason that the Ghana COVID-19 Fund is being established,” excerpts of a statement announcing the launch read.
The Fund which was launched on Sunday, March 29, is being governed by appointed trustees, fund managers, custodians, and fund auditors to ensure that monies donated are not mismanaged.
The promoters of the fund thus called on all citizens to donate to the course to help fight the dreadful virus.
“COVID-19 is a new evil. It is time to stand up for Ghana and help Ghana win the COVID-19 war.”
In the statement from the promoters of the fund, Managing Director, Tropical Cable and Conductor, Tony Oteng Gyasi, Chairman for Fidelity Bank, Edward Effah- Chairman, and the CEO, Ghana Chamber of Bulk oil distributors Senyo Hosi said the objective of the fund is “to partly finance Government interventions and equip select health service and supply chain facilities and activities in the fight against COVID-19”.
Donations packages have been categorised from between GH¢30,000 cedis and GH¢1million.
Below is the breakdown list of donation packages and the trustee list