Covid-19: We’ve spent GH¢1.9 billion providing PPEs, hot meals for students, teaching & non-teaching, fumigation-Prez

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that his administration made available GH¢1.6 billion to support vulnerable households across the country at the height if the Covid-19 outbreak.

The amount he explained went into food packages and hot meals, and the provision of free water for all, free electricity for lifeline consumers, and 50% rebate for all others.

Aside from this amount, some seven hundred and fifty million cedis (GH¢750 million) in soft loans and grants were also disbursed to micro, small and medium sized businesses to help maintain their economic activity, he stated.

“The Government Statistician tells us that this expenditure has achieved its purpose,” he said when he delivered his 28th national address on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

“At the height of the pandemic, despite strong opposition in some quarters and the legitimate concern of some parents, we stood firm and were successful in ensuring that the education of our children was not truncated, he said.

Meanwhile, the government spent some GH¢1.9 billion providing PPEs and hot meals for students, teaching and non-teaching staff, hand washing facilities, training of teachers on COVID, development of content for online classes, and disinfection and fumigation of schools,” he disclosed further.

“This made it possible for students to return in conditions of safety, sit for their respective examinations, and achieve successful results. Indeed, the spectacular results of the first and second batches of the Free SHS graduates, whom I proudly call the Akufo-Addo graduates, are testament to this.”


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