The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) has donated 100,000 to the Covid – 19 National Trust Fund to support people whose lives have been negatively impacted by the global pandemic.
The gesture forms part of the church’s corporate social responsibility and commitment to help influence society through Christ.
President Akufo – Addo at the weekend announced the setting up of the trust fund and named a former Chief Justice Sophia Akufo chair of the board of trustees. He appealed to Ghanaians and institutions to support the fund.
In response, ICGC has donated the amount with the hope that people who are unable to fend for themselves because they have been infected, or whose businesses have come to a standstill as a result of measures to deal with the spread of the virus, will be able to get some reprieve.
The presentation was made at Jubilee House by the General Secretary of the church, Rev. Morris Appiah accompanied by two Regional Overseers, Rev Christopher Yaw Annor and Rev. Anthony Cudjoe.
Presenting the cheque, Rev. Appiah said ICGC was committed to working closely with the state and all relevant agencies to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that apart from educating its members and strictly implementing the various health and safety protocols, the church had put in place an elaborate mechanism for supporting its vulnerable members in various districts during the lock down period.
“This donation was to support the national effort initiated by the state,” he said.
Receiving the donation, the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare, thanked the General Overseer and the International Central Gospel Church for the prompt response and the kind gesture.
She said it was another clear manifestation of State-Church collaboration. She also called on others to emulate the example.