The Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA) has contributed GH¢200, 000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, in support of national efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
Captain Paul Forjoe, the Ebusuapanyin of the fraternity led a delegation from MOBA National, to present a cheque for the amount, to the fund’s trustees at Jubilee House, Accra on Monday.
Speaking at the brief ceremony, he said the gesture was in response to the call by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to organisations and individuals to support the collective efforts to combat the virus and its attendant effects.
He noted that repercussion of the pandemic on various aspects of life was enormous and required concerted efforts, thus the decision by the association to lend its support to the rescuing of the country from the pestilence.
The donation, according to Captain Forjoe, was raised from voluntary contributions made by year groups, MOBA chapters and individual old boys of the Cape Coast-based senior high school.
Monday’s gesture follows an earlier donation of GH¢10,000 by the MOBA 2003 year group to the government for the same purpose.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the fund, former Chief Justice (CJ) Madam Sophia Akuffo, Chair of the Fund, expressed gratitude to MOBA for always rising up to the occasion.
She said the donation would bolster the execution of various interventions for which the fund was set up for and promised to ensure it was expended in accordance with the fund’s statutory limit.
According to the former CJ, so far, other forms of donation including medical and food supplies had been distributed to hospitals and other facilities involved in handling the pandemic as well as the vulnerable in communities.
She said the fund would soon roll out a comprehensive programme to offer more support and hoped that MOBA and all other institutions and individuals would lend their support when called upon.
BY JONATHAN DONKOR