President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the incentive package for all health workers by another three months to motivate them for their immense dedication and hard work since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana.
This means that all health workers will pay no income taxes for the months of July, August and September.
The President added that all frontline health workers will continue to receive the additional allowance of fifty percent of their basic salary per month for July, August and September.
President Akufo-Addo announced this in his 13th address to the nation on the measures being taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, on Sunday June 28, 2020.
“Due to the immense dedication and hard work being exhibited by our healthcare workers, who continue to care for those affected by the virus, and for the sick in general. In recognition of these efforts, I announced, during my fifth (5th) address to the nation, on Sunday, 5th April, 2020, an incentive package to motivate and express appreciation to all health workers for the months of April, May and June,” he said.
“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 added.
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