President Akufo-Addo has announced his decision to extend the Coronavirus-induced incentive package for health workers until the end of the year; December 2020.
He made this announcement in his 19th address to the nation today November 8, 2020, on issues surrounding the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
This was an incentive that was introduced by President Akufo-Addo in April 2020 where health workers are not to pay income tax on their salaries to cushion them to give out their all against the collective fight of Ghana against the pandemic.
Announcing the extension of the package, the president said: “I am happy to announce that the incentive package for health workers has been extended to the end of the year. Again, all frontline health workers as defined by the Ministry of Health will continue to receive their additional allowance of 50 per cent of their basic salary for October, November and December.”
Meanwhile, Ghana is beginning to see an increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in recent days as the active case count is currently at 1,156. Out of this number, 198 are new cases recorded today.