In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown issued by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo yesterday in a national press briefing informed Ghanaians government will ensure inhabitants in lockdown areas enjoy free uninterrupted power supply and water for the next three months as it absorbs the bills.
Among these, he also outlined other measures put in place to ensure the safety of those under the lockdown and the frontliners risking their lives to help cure those who have contracted the virus.
It is in view of this that member and activist of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dela Coffie, praised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for putting good measures in place to combat the deadly Coronavirus.
In a Facebook post, Mr Coffie praised President Akufo-Addo for “thinking outside the box in these unusual times” adding that President Akufo-Addo is turning out to be one of the best Presidents in recent history.
“Folks, if you ignore the noise and pay attention to basic details, President Akufo-Addo is turning out to be one of the best Presidents in recent history. His social mitigating measures for the COVID-19 crisis announced a while ago is far-reaching and very impressive:
Tax free income for three months plus 50percent increase in basic salary for frontline workers.
Government is going to make available GHC600 million soft loan scheme with 1-year morotorium period and 2-year repayment plan for micro, small & medium scale businesses.
Government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June. All water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, are also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to all vulnerable communities.
The Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period.
There will be no disconnection of water and electricity supply during this period.
Free Transport for all health workers .
At least we’ve got a president who’s thinking outside the box in these unusual times.
Stay safe folks!!!”