Akufo-Addo announces ¢1 billion coronavirus alleviation programme

Ghana records fourth coronavirus death

The President has announced a GH¢1 billion pro-poor intervention programme to alleviate the suffering of Ghanaians amidst the spread of the coronavirus.

Dubbed Coronavirus Alleviation Programme, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the intervention will make monies available to households whose livelihood would be affected by the disease.

Small-scale businesses will also receive support from the programme, the President said during his address to the nation Friday.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana has recorded a total of 137 cases of coronavirus infection with four deaths within the past two weeks when the first two cases were reported.

The President has announced two-week lockdown of some major cities across the country such as Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi.

He also stressed that the ban on public gathering is still in force and the security services have been empowered to enforce it.

These are measures put in place by the government to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the country.

President Akufo-Addo has similarly announced the setting up of the COVID-19 Fund which will be chaired by ex-Chief Justice

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