COVID-19: Gov’t to outdoor “The Ghana Cares Programme” to save the economy
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COVID-19: Gov’t to outdoor “The Ghana Cares Programme” to save the economy

- The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has hinted of a programme dubbed “The Ghana Cares Programme” to be rolled out by the government

- The 3-year-programme is designed the save the economy from the effects of COVID-19

- Ofori-Atta expressed optimism that it would lead to the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda

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YEN.com.gh has learned that plans are in place to roll out the “The Ghana Cares Programme” to save the economy from COVID-19.

The three-year programme was drawn to tally with the projected duration of the coronavirus in Ghana.

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta is reported to have earlier projected that Ghana’s economy may take three years to recover from COVID-19.

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Per a report by the Ghanaian Times, Ofori-Atta indicated that his ministry has been directed by President Akufo-Addo to draw up a stabilization and revitalization plan for Ghana.

He added that the government is optimistic the programme would lead to the achievement of the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported of Ofori-Atta has informed the House of Parliament that the government has received GHC5.5 billion from the Bank of Ghana (BoG).

The amount represents the first tranche of relief agreed with the Central Bank with regard to the fight against COVID-19.

Information available shows that it was released on Friday, May 15, 2020.

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