President Akufo-Addo has extended Incentive package for health workers for 3 more months.
The President made this announcement during his 5th address to the nation.
The incentives was initially from April, May and June.
“I am happy to announce that I have decided to extend the incentive package for health workers by another three (3) months. This means that all health workers will pay no income taxes for the next three months, i.e. July, August and September. Again, all frontline health workers, as defined by the Ministry of Health, will continue to receive the additional allowance of fifty percent (50%) of their basic salary per month, i.e. for July, August and September”
“I know the implementation of this directive for the months of April, May and June has been fraught with some challenges, caused, mainly, by the protracted discussions over the definition of who qualifies as “frontline health workers” in this context. I have, however, been assured that they have now been resolved, and payments will be effected from the end of June. I should reiterate that the insurance package for health workers is still in place”
He continued to urge them to remain professional and compassionate. Every avoidable death, be it corona-related or not, is a tragedy.