Ghanaian president has announced a three-month extension of the privilege packages for Ghana’s health workers, they will continue enjoying the tax exemption and the salary increment.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that all health workers have been exempted from paying taxes for three months as they continue to tirelessly lead in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ghanaian President had earlier announced that all frontline health workers were to receive an additional allowance of fifty percent (50%) of their basic salary per month, this will continue for July to September.
Additionally, Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo also announced free transportation for health workers in the capital Accra, Kumasi, and Kasoa during the entire duration of restrictions, this was mainly to ensure proper medical attention within this COVID-19 period.
Ghana has currently announced over 17,000 COVID-19 cases and 112 deaths, with no recoveries. The country has conducted over 294,867 COVID-19 tests, one of the highest in the region.
President Nana Akufo-Addo previously wrote on Twitter that “We know how to bring the economy back to life. What we do not know is how to bring people back to life.” Therefore he urged his citizens to stay indoors.