September 29, 2021
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Gov’t To Assist Local Companies To Produce More PPEs & …

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said government is committed to empower local industries to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in the fight against Coronavirus.

According to him,his outfit is ready to ensure they assist the local producers to ensure they produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in large quantities.

The President disclosed this in his regular televised addresse to the nation on Sunday [April 5, 2020], the president said, government is actively engaged with local manufacturing companies to assist them in the domestic production of PPEs, and “I am encouraged by the response from the Ghanaian private sector.”

“That is why Government is placing a high priority on the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for them,” he observed.

Akufo-Addo said, “This, notwithstanding, Government is aware that more needs to be done, especially in the face of the global shortage of PPEs…Domestic production of face masks, head covers, surgical scrubs and gowns will commence from Tuesday.”

He added, “an insurance package, with an assured sum of GH¢350,000 for each health personnel and allied professional at the forefront of the fight, has been put in place, with a daily allowance of GH¢150 being paid to contact tracers.

“Government has also decided that all health workers will not pay taxes on their emoluments for the next three months [April, May and June.] Furthermore, all frontline health workers will receive an additional allowance of 50% of their basic salary per month [March, April, May and June]. The March allowance will be paid alongside that of April.”

By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ / / Ghana / 2020

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