COVID-19: 'Kayayei' in Ghana to receive GH¢10 daily during the lockdown period

COVID-19: 'Kayayei' in Ghana to receive GH¢10 daily during the lockdown period

- Head porters otherwise known as kayayeis are to be fed with a budget of GHC 10 daily during the lockdown

- The minister of Local Government Hajia Alima Mahama revealed this at a press conference in Accra

- Kayayeis, mostly have no homes and savings, making them suffer during the lockdown period

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Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed the local government ministry to provide GH¢10 daily to every head porter (kayayei) in the lockdown zones.

Hajia Alima Mahama, the minister of Local Government made it known at a press briefing under the auspices of the Ministry of Information.

The money, according to ministry, is meant to provide food for the vulnerable women whose livelihood has been hugely affected by the partial lockdown.

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It was indicated that GhC10 per day to each kayayei will go a long way to alleviate their plight over the next two weeks that the lockdown would last.

On March 27, 2020, the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared that major parts of Accra, Tema, Obuasi and Kumasi should be partially locked down for two weeks.

The lockdown exercise was initiated on Monday, March 30, 2020, and has caused many kayayei who do not have homes to sleep at to become stranded.

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In other news, a group of Ghanaians have been captured in a video angrily confronting police officers who were in the area to enforce the lockdown exercise that is currently ongoing.

According to the footage sighted by on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the local residents were out to get prepaid electricity.

They angrily narrated to the police officer who was sighted in the video that his colleague had just come to lash them without truly finding out why they were there and what they were out for.

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