Covid-19 Trust Fund received a total amount of over GHȼ62 million as at June 30, 2022. According to the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the fund, Madam Sophia Akuffo, various programmes, personal protective equipment and other services where paid for with the Covid-19 Trust fund.
“Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (GH¢10,257,360.00) for distribution to Ghana Health Service. 56 Regional/ municipal/ district hospitals, COVID-19 Care Management Centres, Isolation Centres; 8 Testing Centres; 126 CHPS compounds” were all taken care of with the funds.
Addressing the media in Accra on Thursday July 21 she clarified donations came into the funds in two forms. These were either in cash or in kind. Other donations included hand sanitizers, cleansing equipment, tinned foods, liquid soap, rice, pasta and vehicles.
The vehicles were distributed as “1 Hyundai H-1 ambulance was donated to Ga East Municipal Hospital, 1 Nissan Hardbody pickup – donated to UHAS COVID-19 Testing Care Centre, Ho, 2 Mitsubishi L200 pickups – donated to Tamale National Public Health Laboratory and Nat’l C’ssion on Culture respectively.” Other regional hospitals also received vehicles as donated to the Covid-19 Trust Fund.
Madam Akuffo added that various projects to support various institutions were also undertaken. “GH¢2,500,000.00 was given to support the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to procure various logistics and repair existing ones in order to assist with education.
The Covid-19 Trust Fund was established on 27th March, 2020, to serve as an avenue for well-meaning individuals, groups and corporate bodies to contribute or donate monies and resources towards the combat of the COVID-19 virus.´