President Nana Akufo Addo has minimize the sod for the design of the first-at any time 100-bed Isolation and Remedy Facility in the country funded by the Covid-19 Non-public Sector Fund.
The undertaking which is situated at the Ga East Municipal Medical center and will be Ghana’s National Coronavirus Therapy Centre is going to further more reinforce and improve government’s means to offer with the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic.
The President who joined Trustees of the Personal Sector Fund and other stakeholders of the undertaking on line from the Jubilee Dwelling reported, “Citizens ought to stand out to assistance authorities in times of a nationwide disaster and the COVID-19 Personal Sector Fund has proven a crystal clear example by bringing diverse professionals with each other inside of the shortest attainable to execute this task,” introducing that, “for the Non-public Sector Fund to guide in this fight is an great initiative and great demonstration of their dedication to the welfare of this place.”
“The COVID-19 General public Trust Fund set up by authorities is up and functioning and I want Trustees of the Non-public Sector Fund to liaise and share tips with the board of the General public Believe in Fund on how to proficiently deploy the monies that occur into the COVID-19 General public Have confidence in Fund,” the President said.
The President thanked the Private Sector Fund for this venture and certain them of his whole help. He mentioned:
“I am very happy that you are heading to replicate this challenge in a few other areas. Your contribution to Ghana’s well being sector will not be neglected. As a solid advocate of the personal sector, you have without a doubt vindicated my situation and designed this initiative a everlasting feature of the non-public sector in Ghana.”
On his portion, the Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Fund and Fidelity Bank’s Chairman, Edward Effah, disclosed that “this 100 Bed Isolation and Remedy Facility which price tag $3.5m is the first-ever Professional Infectious Ailment Centre to be designed in the state.”
He included, “the Fund will construct related facilities in Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale to deal with other disorders like Meningitis, SARS and Ebola aside the coronavirus.”
In accordance to Mr. Effah, the task will be finished in file 4 weeks’ time in order to augment the country’s wellness infrastructure as we battle the coronavirus sickness.
“We are counting on the public to contribute towards the Fund considering the fact that we have set in spot sufficient actions to guarantee greatest transparency and accountability. We have consequently appointed Stanlib Ghana Ltd as the Fund administrator, accountable for administering the Fund. Fidelity Financial institution and Ecobank will serve as the Fund custodians and Ernst & Young as the Fund auditors,” he disclosed.
Mr Effah extra that “for comprehensive transparency, all donations and disbursements will be revealed on the Fund’s website”
According to Tony Oteng Gyasi, Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Fund and Chairman of Tropical Cable and Conductor, “The Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund was founded by 10 private businessmen and women of all ages to raise ¢100m to enhance government’s endeavours to combat the distribute of the coronavirus in the nation.
“The 10 trustees have just about every donated ¢100, 000 into the fund, with the assure of elevating additional from their networks.”
Other establishments who are supporting the developing of this facility are GNPC Foundation, Fidelity Bank, Ecobank, Ghana Affiliation of Bankers, The Built Ecosystem Experts of Ghana, The Ghana Army.
The trustees of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund are Mr Anthony Oteng-Gyasi (Chairman – Tropical Cable & Conductor), Edward Effah, (Chairman – Fidelity Financial institution Ghana Ltd), Mr Kwaku Bediako (Director – CH Group), Mr John Taylor (CEO – Woodfield Vitality Sources Ltd), Mr Omane Frimpong (Chairman – Wilkins Engineering Ltd), Mr Kwame Ofosu Bamfo (MD – Bamson Group), Mr Kwabena Adjei (Team Chairman – Kasapreko), Mr Thomas Svanikier (Chairman – Svani Group), Mr Kwasi Twum (CEO – Multimedia Group) and Mr Senyo Kwasi Hosi (CEO – Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors).
The normal community can lead to the fund through the next payment channels: USSD brief code *777#100#, www.ghanacovid19fund.com and bank transfer to Ghana COVID-19 Non-public Sector Fund accounts in Fidelity Financial institution or Ecobank.