Ofori Atta presents document on Covid-19 Alleviation Programme to Parliament
The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, has presented to Parliament the policy document on the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP).
The alleviation programme is to mitigate the disruption to economic activities and the hardship imposed on Ghanaians in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is also expected to rescue and revitalize industries that have fallen prey to the pandemic.
The Ministry is therefore seeking approval to spend GH₵1.2 billion as the country battles the pandemic.
Giving the breakdown, the sector minister said GH₵280 million will go into food packages and hot meals.
An amount of GH₵40 million has been allocated to the National Buffer Stock Company.
An additional GH₵200 million will be used to cater for bills on water and sanitation, GH₵241 million will cover tax waiver for health personnel.
Also, allowance for health staff is GH₵80 million while GH₵2 million will cover transportation for health workers; and GH₵600 million to be disbursed as soft loans to businesses.