Ghana’s central bank, the Bank of Ghana (BoG), has donated Ten Million Ghana Cedis to the COVID-19 to help the needy and vulnerable in society in the fight against Coronavirus, COVID-19.
At a brief ceremony at the offices of the Trust Fund at its Point Six office in the Jubilee House, Ms. Sandra Thompson, the Secretary of the Bank, in the company of Esi Hammond, the Corporate Communications Manager, presented their cheque to the lead trustee of the Fund, Chief Justice (Rtd) Sophia Akuffo.
Ms Thompson stated that the central bank as part of its corporate social responsibility decided to contribute to the fund to support its mandate as captured in the Act of Parliament that established it. She wished the Chairperson and her colleague trustees well as they worked to offer help to the needy and vulnerable in the country.
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Chief Justice (Rtd) Sophia Akuffo, registered the appreciation of the entire board of trustees to the bank for its thoughtfulness. She indicated that the fund is gradually institutionalizing and would soon hit the ground running.
Justice Sophia Akuffo also took advantage of the occasion to announce the account numbers of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund. In all, four banks accounts have been opened at the Bank of Ghana in four (4) different currencies, Ghana Cedis Account (Account Number: 1018631613357), United States Dollars Account (Account Number: 1028631613107), British Pounds Account (Account Number: 1038631613021) and a Euro Account (Account Number: 1188631613023). She noted that individuals, institutions and corporate organizations are at liberty to pay their contributions to any of the account numbers and notify the Secretariat of the trust fund about same.
Similarly, the Petroleum Commission, through its Chief Executive Officer, Egbert Faibille Jr, and in the company of Richard Addo Darko, the Director of Resource Management and Vincent Yankey, the Director of Finance, also presented a cheque of One Million Ghana Cedis, (GHS 1,000,000.00) to the fund. Mr Faibille observed that the Petroleum Commission is excited to be in a position to contribute its portion to the fund. He added that the Commission will continue to monitor the work of the trust fund and support same in any way possible in the foreseeable future.