The Chairperson of the COVID-19 Trust Fund, Sophia Akuffo has expressed outrage over negative media publications about activities of the fund and its trustees.
Ms. Akuffo said it is unfair that some Ghanaians had alleged that the fund’s trustees and staff were diverting monies received, despite having little knowledge about its activities.
“We at the trust fund appreciate and are ready to render accounts for our stewardship at any point in time when it becomes necessary to do so. Therefore, I consider it rather unfair and very embarrassing when some sections of the public and in the media, whether due to political expediency or ignorance about the nature of our mandate or simply out of sheer mischief, attempt to throw mud and malign the trustees and staff of the fund,” she said.
“Our accounts are being audited by the Audit Service as I speak. We have been in existence for a year now and in due time the report of the Auditor will be published.”
The Trust was set up to assist persons who were worst hit by the pandemic.
There have been calls for an audit of the COVID-19 Trust Fund to enhance accountability.
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