Things would have turned awkward and funds donated into the COVID-19 Fund, would have gone missing, if the National Democratic Congress were in power, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has asserted.
Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, in an interview on Wontumi TV and Radio stated emphatically that the leadership of the NDC would have used proceeds generated from the COVID-19 fund to enrich their bank accounts rather than cater for victims.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman popularly known as Chairman Wontumi explained that when former President Mahama was in power, his administration could not give a proper account to how they used moneys they received as support to fight Ebola.
Chairman Wontumi praised President Akufo-Addo for not going the tangent of his predecessor. He also praised the former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, and her team for handling the fund with integrity.
On Sunday, 29th March, 2020, President Akufo-Addo, inaugurated the Board of Trustees of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, at a brief ceremony at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s Presidency.
The Board of Trustees, which is chaired by former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, will receive contributions and donations from the public to assist in the welfare of the needy and the vulnerable. The other members of the Board are Archbishop Justice Ofei Akrofi, Mr. Jude Kofi Bucknor, Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie, Mrs Elsie Addo-Awadzie, Dr. Ernest Ofori-Sarpong, Dr Tanko. Mr. Collins Asare will act as Secretary to the Board.
Inaugurating the Board, President Akufo-Addo noted that, since the outbreak of the virus in Ghana, especially during the course of last week, organisations and individuals have made donations, with others wanting to find out how they can also contribute to the cause.