PRESS RELEASE (06/04/20)

As part of Government efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo set up the COVID-19 National Trust Fund and pledged his three (3) months salary starting from April 2020 to be paid into the Fund. His Excellency the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has also pledged his three (3) months’ salary for the Fund.

To further strengthen the coffers of the Fund, the Chief of Staff, all Ministers of State, and other Government Appointees have also pledged 50% of their three (3) months’ salary, starting from April 2020 to the Fund.

The Controller and Accountant-General wishes to inform the general public that these directives have been implemented and the results will reflect after April 2020 Payroll Run.

The status of implementation of other directives are as follows:

  • Three (3) months tax relief for all health workers has been effected. This will reflect in each of the three months’ (April, May and June 2020) Payroll.
  • On the 50% of basic salary as allowance for frontline health workers for the next three months, the Department has engaged the Ministry of Health on the modalities for effecting the payment.

The Department further wishes to assure all Pensioners and Government workers that, despite the partial lockdown, adequate measures have been put in place to ensure that pensions and salaries for the month of April 2020 are paid as scheduled.

KWASI KWANNING- BOSOMPEM

AG. CONTROLLER AND ACCOUNTANT GENERAL