The National COVID-19 Fund has so far received GHS 34 million in cash donations, according to its chairperson, Justice Sophia Akuffo.
The Trust Fund was established to assist the poor and vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Economic activity ground to halt during a three-week partial lockdown of Accra, Kumasi, Kasoa and Tema.
There is also a ban on public gatherings and Ghana’s borders have been closed affecting various sectors of the economy.
Donations to the fund have ranged from GHS 1,000 to GHS 10 million.
Speaking to journalists after donating Personal Protective and other essential items to the Ga East Hospital, the Health centre caring for most infected persons with COVID-19, Justice Sophia Akuffo, again reiterated their commitment to effectively implement their mandate.
“The most important thing I want to do is to assure the public of our commitment that we have set out to do and we will make sure that all distributions will be made in accordance with the statutes.”
She also reminded that more donations to the fund were welcome.
“This is a problem which is a nationwide problem and we want to make sure that our funds and the things we receive will reach as widely across the country as possible… We have [also] received truckloads of goods. Sometimes it is food items and other things.”
She further said: “People can also donate structures to the trust fund which will then be assigned as needed.”
“On behalf of the Fund managers I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who have contributed to the fund,” Justice Akuffo added.