His excellence Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the incentive package for Health workers in the country to the next three months in the fight against the deadly novel Coronavirus.
President, announced this during his 13th address to the nation on the covid-19 since the outbreak in the country.
According to him, all health workers in the country will still enjoy free income-tax on their salaries for the months of July, August and September.
In addition, the frontline health workers will also continue to receive 50 percent of their basic salary as allowances for the same period.
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“I announced an incentive package to motivate and express appreciation to all health workers for the months of April, May and June. I am happy to announce that I have decided to extend the incentive package for health workers for another three months. This means that all health workers will pay no income taxes for the next three months. ie. July, August and September. Again all frontline health workers as defined by the ministry of health will continue to receive an additional allowance of 50 percent of their basic salary for the next three months. ie. July, August and September.”
Though health workers has been complaining of not receiving their package since it was announced three months but President Akufo-Addo that issues have been resolved.
I know the implementation of this for April, April May June, has been fraught with some challenges cause mainly by the protracted issue of who qualifies as a front line health worker in this context. I have however been assured that all the challenges have been resolved for payment to be affected by the end of June.
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