Over FCFA 1.6 billion has been raised as part of contributions for the Special Solidarity Fund , set aside to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon, two months after it was launched.
The figures are contained in a press release signed by the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Manaouda Malachie on May 29, 2020.
Apart from financial contribution, a massive amount of useful materials to fight the deadly disease, have also come in from donors.
Donations in kind include; masks, Personal Protective Equipment, buckets, test kits, cartons of Chloroquine tablets, food stuff, detergents, hand sanitizers, respirators, Themoflash devices, and other necessities.
who are the donors ?
The donors are nationals from within and without the country, as well as expatriates, who have displayed an incredible generosity in facilitating the country’s response to COVID-19.
Some donors include ; private individuals, embassies, entrepreneurs, politicians , senators, political parties, banks, mobile telephone companies, members of government, the elections governing body, ELECAM and Non governmental Organizations.
In a bid to ensure transparency in the management of the special Solidarity fund and material gifts, the Public Health Minister says a daily account of expenditure is produced.
Dr. Manaouda Malachie explains that upholding accountability, and transparency, falls in line the legal provisions regulating the management of public funds.
As the COVID-19 cases in Cameroon increase, health experts have said more financial and material resources will be needed. By June 01, over 6000 cases and 200 deaths had been recorded in the country.
Persons who want to support financially can make deposits to account number 100 35 01220,8000,5725011-63 , created for this purpose.
Kathy Neba Sina