The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has refuted reports that the government have allocated cash to pay celebrities to aid in the campaign against coronavirus.
Addressing the media on Wednesday 18th March 2019, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah stated that the government has no plan to employ ambassadors and pay them for the job.
He, however, indicated that the government is seeking to work with people who have huge followings on social media to educate the public on the pandemic.
“Government doesn’t intend to pay any celebrity to go out there to become ambassadors for COVID-19. I mentioned in our meeting with the GJA, MMC etc.that we were also thinking of having persons with large following share our messages” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah disclosed.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, some celebrities have already joined the campaign to educate their followers or fans.
The likes of John Dumelo, Nana Aba Anamoah, DKB, Lydia Forson, Edem, Shatta Wale and other celebrities have shared videos on their various social media platforms educating their followers on the pandemic while others also condemned the price hike of hand sanitizers.