3 Months Tax Relief For Ghanaian Health Workers
By Melvin Tarlue
Government has granted a three months tax relief to health workers and frontline workers fighting the coronavirus.
President Nana Akufo-Addo made this known on April 5, 2020 as he delivered his fifth address to the nation.
He says for the months of April, May and June, health workers shall not pay taxes on their emoluments.
He also thanked security personnel helping in the fight against the virus.
Again, he said all frontlines health workers will receive an additional allowance of 50 percent on their income for the months of March April and May.
He thanked health workers, describing them as the heroes and heroines of Ghana.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has thanked Ghanaians for complying to the lockdown order in Accra, Kumasi and Tema.
According to him, the majority of Ghanaians have so far complied with the lockdown.
However, he stated that a recalcitrant individuals have failed to comply with the directive.
He made the comments as he delivered his fifth address to the nation.
According to him, the compliance shows “That being a Ghanaian means that we look at for each other.”
He has also thanked nurses and other health workers for working hard to save Covid-19 patients.
“You are the heroes and heroines of our generation,” he said.
The police and other security agencies have executed their mandate with considerable professionalism, he said.
*804 Quarantined Arrivals Freed*
President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed that some 804 persons who arrived in Ghana in March and sent into 14-mandatory quarantine have been freed.
He thanked the quarantined individuals for their collaboration with health officials in ensuring that go through the necessary tests.
The individuals had arrived in Ghana at the time when President Akufo-Addo had ordered closure of borders including air, land and sea.
They were bused from the Kotoka International Airport to various hotels in Accra to begin the quarantine process.
He called for continuous patience from people across the country as government address the virus situation in the country.