Nat’l Resource Mobilisation Committee Begins Work

The national resource mobilisation committee, which was established by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, has begun its work on March 26th.

The Committee is tasked with coordinating efforts of gathering financial and non-financial materials for coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency preparedness.

Muferihat Kamil, Minister of Peace and Chairperson of the Committee, said the national committee is comprised of 10 members and four sub-committees.

Members of the committee have stared their task by donating their one month salary to the national COVID-19 resource pool, she told journalists today.

In addition to the SMS system set up by Ethio-telecom, 13 bank accounts have been opened for any amount of donation. Another system has also been set up for non-financial materials contribution.

Muferihat finally called upon the people to contribute what they can in order to halt the spread of the virus.

Ethiopia has so far 12 confirmed cases.