Ghanaians recount experiences after being sacked from their jobs due to coronavirus lockdown

Ghanaians recount experiences after being sacked from their jobs due to coronavirus lockdown

- Some Ghanaians have confirmed that they have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus lockdown

- This comes after YEN.com.gh sought to find out whether people lost their jobs due to the lockdown and how they have been coping

- Many have shared their soul-touching experiences

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The prevailing coronavirus pandemic which has ravaged nearly every country has impacted economies including Ghana and many have lost their jobs due to the downturn.

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 and its spread, President Akufo-Addo was compelled to impose a partial lockdown on parts of Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi.

The lockdown, which was lifted on April 20, 2020, had dire consequences on the country’s economy with the poor and needy being the hardest hit.

Economists have highlighted the risks of the coronavirus to people especially the aged who are unemployed, businesses - and sectors worst affected including retail, hospitality and tourism.

Amid the economic downturn, YEN.com.gh sought to find out whether people have already lost their jobs due to the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic and how people are coping in these herculean times.

Many have shared their experiences after being laid off from the jobs due to the coronavirus lockdown.

''Did you lose your job due to this lockdown, how are you coping.''

Asare Hannah said: ''Yes I lost my job.''

She sadly disclosed that she is a ''mother too [and] my child's father doesn't take care of the child . my employer said. No salary for this month. Am managing with the little I saved. Hmmm.''

Elvis Kekeli Kafumawu, who also lost his job said he has ''some small cassava farm, so I cook that and eat everyday with or without stew but it's okay and I praise God. It's for a moment anyway, and I will bounce back soon. Yet I can never be a begger!!''

''I was dismissed from work but it is well... praying I will get another job after this pandemic.....this one too shall pass let's stay safe,'' Paulina Sarpong revealed.

Zealous Mawuli disclosed that he now he eats from friends and loved ones after he lost his job.

''Yes, I lost my job as a private teacher. Hmmmm, I eat in the morning and evening with help from friends and loved ones.''

Isaac Sakyi Essah wrote: ''Yes lost my job due to lockdown and my wife is pregnant

She got appointment for c-section and all am thinking is about money but no aid

Am really down

If anyone could help I will be glad.''

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that LaQuita and Jason Coleman of Birmingham have recounted their experience after they survived COVID-19.

The couple was diagnosed with COVID-19 just days apart from each other barely five months after their marriage.

LaQuita and Jason Coleman want others to know they can get through the illness because they survived.

In other news, actor and aspiring member of parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, John Dumelo, has introduced a new initiative as part of measures to give relief to people in his constituency instituted.

These initiatives, according to him, are to help small scale businessmen and women in the Ayawaso West constituency.

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