Covid-19: Akufo-Addo extends incentive package for health workers

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has prolonged the incentive package for health workers in Ghana in the wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, to December this year.

This, according to the president, is to motivate the workers who are playing a key role in the fight against the pandemic.

In his 19th address to the nation on the virus, on Sunday November 8, Mr Akufo-Addo said “I am happy to announce that the inventive package for health workers has been extended to the end of the year .

“This means that all health workers will pay no income tax for the months of October, November and December.

“Again, all frontline health workers as defined by the Ministry of Health , will continue to receive additional allowances of 50 per cent of their basic salary per month for the months of October, November and December.”

Mr Akufo-Addo has however, expressed worry regarding the upward trend in the number of coronavirus infection in the country recently.

He attributed this increasing rate to the failure on the part of most Ghanaians to adhere to the measures outlined to tackle the virus.

“Our observation however  is that the reduction in comp0liance in the preventive [protocols account for the increases  in infections .

“Fellow Ghanaians, it appears that we are letting our guards down . Now more than ever we have to adhere to mask wearing, hand washing, use of sanitizers and social distancing protocols“

By Laud Nartey||Ghana


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