The Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICAG) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) on Tuesday donated a total amount of GHC 90,000 to the National COVID-19 Trust Fund.
The two institutions donated GHC 50, 000 and GHC 40,000 respectively to the fund to complement government’s effort in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
The donation was made at the Ministry of Information media briefing in Accra.
They were received on behalf of government by Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, Works and Housing Minister.
Last month, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the creation of the National COVID-19 Trust Fund to receive donation from the public to support the well-being of those who will be worst hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Since its establishment, the fund has received various donations from a number of high profile institutions, groups and individuals, including the President, the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Speaker of Parliament and Professor Mike Oquaye,, among others.
Institutions such as the Ghana Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Nissan Ghana, Ghana Chamber of Mines and the Bank of Ghana, among others have all made donations to the fund.
Other donations made include five fully insured motorbikes by Nsia Insurance Company to the Ghana Health Service to aid in contact tracing activities of the service and 50 billboards to be mounted at vantage points by the Advertising Association of Ghana.
The project, estimated at a cost of GHC 900,000, is aimed at beefing up awareness creation against the COVID-19.