COVID-19: Finance Minister seeks approval for Ghc1.2 billion

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has presented to Parliament the policy document on the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP), seeking approval to spend ¢1.2 billion.

The Minister in his presentation said an amount of GH¢280 million will go into food packages and hotmeals while GH¢40 million to the National Buffer Stock Company.

An additional GH¢200 million will be used to cater for bills on water and sanitation, GH¢241 will cover tax waiver for health personnel.

According to him, GH¢80 million will be spent on the allowance for health staff, GH¢2 million will be used to cover transportation for health workers GH¢600 million will be disbursed as soft loans to businesses.


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