COVID: Ghana health workers get more pay increase, tax cuts
Health workers in Ghana, West Africa are get more tax waiver as President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced a three-month extension of the incentive package for health workers.
They will continue enjoying a 50% increase in their basic salaries and will not pay income tax for the months of July, August and September.
The incentives were initially announced three months ago after the country recorded its first coronavirus case.
President Akufo-Addo said in a televised address on Sunday night that incentives are intended to motivate health workers in the wake of the pandemic.
Ghana has so far confirmed about 17,000 cases and 112 deaths. It has conducted 294,867 tests – one of the highest in the continent.
The country has lifted the restrictions on religious gatherings and reopened schools for final year students. But border crossings still remain closed.