- Akufo-Addo has announced that there would be no taxes on the salaries for all health workers for the next three months
- This is to take effect from April, May and June
- He also indicated that there would be an additional 50% allowance of the basic salary for all frontline health workers
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that there would be no taxes on the salaries for all health workers for the next three months.
He additionally stated that there would be a 50% additional allowance of the basic salary for all frontline health workers helping save lives and fight the coronavirus.
The president made this known while adressing the nation on the measures taken by the government with regards to the coronavirus pandemic in a televised broadcast.
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He added that their March allownce should be paid alongside their April allowance.
In his address to the nation he congratulated all health workers especially those on the frontline helping to fight the coronavirus, describing them as the real heroes.
In a bid to reduce the stress these health workers go through in these times just to get to works, the president announced that there would be Aayalolo buses at vantage points to pickup health workers to their designated posts.
These buses are expected to operate in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa during the entire period of the lockdown.
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Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has stated that government will provide dry food packages and hot meals for 400,000 people during the lockdown in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa
According to the president, the Ministries of Gender, Children and Social Protection and Local Government and Rural Development, and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), working with MMDCEs and the faith-based organisations, have begun to provide food for up to 400,000 people and homes in the affected areas of the restrictions.
President Akufo-Addo made this known when he addressed Ghanaians on Sunday, April 5 2020.
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