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Politics: Ghana’s President donates his November salary to the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fund

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Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has donated his November salary of GHC25,000 ($5194) to the Korle-bu Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fund.

He made the donation when he commissioned the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital during his three-day working tour of the country’s capital.

The President said the donation of his entire November salary to the fund is part of his contribution to ensuring that the fund is well resourced to assist Ghanaians who may require plastic surgery.

“I have been asked by the Deputy Chief of Staff in my office to contribute my month salary of twenty-five thousand cedis (25,000.00), November salary, to the Burns and Reconstructive Surgery Fund,” the President said.

He added that he thought it was a laudable idea and has therefore done what his Deputy Chief of Staff discussed with him.

The President also toured other departments of Ghana’s premier teaching hospital.

During the tour of the hospital, he said that the sight of the Maternity Block and Surgical Ward of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital “breaks his heart.”

“I saw in it the sign of a drastic decay that has engulfed our country,” the President said.

He indicated that the Minister for Health has informed him that funds have been sourced for the total rehabilitation of the two buildings. He said that the terms of the funding are before the Finance Minister and he will certainly give it all the approval it needs when it comes before cabinet in order for the rehabilitation works to start as quickly as possible.

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