A number of Ghanaian actors have been named Ambassadors to promote the COVID protocols and help in raising funds for the new pandemic.
The COVID-19 National Trust Fund was created by an Act of Parliament (Novel Coronavirus) COVID-19 National Trust Fund Act, 2020 (Act 1013) with the aim of assisting the Ghanaian government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing individuals, organizations, and corporations to donate funds and resources to the war.
The Trust Fund is dedicated to assisting the poor and disabled who have been afflicted with the disease or are affected by the pandemic, as well as those who are fighting the disease.
According to sources loyal to the Trust Fund, the government has selected five hardworking celebrities: Nana Ama Mcbrown, actress and host of UTV’s “United Showbiz,” Israel Laryea, and Abeiku Aggrey Santana, actress Emelia Brobbey, and music icon Reggie Rockstone.
The Ambassadors’ roles are well-defined.
The Ambassadors are also required to “participate in public Trust Fund events, such as fund-raising and capital mobilization efforts, sensitization drives, group engagements, advertising, and promotional services,” according to the sources.
The Ambassadors’ job is to “come up with initiatives and organize programs, activities, and events to help market and promote the Trust Fund, especially fundraisers and educational programs on vaccination and adherence to the COVID-19 protocols” – masking, social distancing, regular hand washing with soap under running water, use of hygienic products, etc.
It’s also important to emphasize that the Ambassadors’ role is “voluntary” and “non-political or ideological.”