Give us stimulus package-Photographers

A group of photographers based at Nsawam have appealed to the government to support them revive their trade.

The photographers numbering over 50 told Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the ban on social gatherings has deprived them of their livelihoods.

Chairman of the group Mr. Abraham Tematey in an interview said the situation is dire and if the government does not support them, they would not be able to survive.

He wants them to be considered as part of beneficiaries of the GHc600 million stimulus package announced.

Mr. Abraham Tematey said they have spent all the life savings since the ban was imposed and until they are provided with an alternative, they would not be able to survive.

”We can no longer provide for our families. For the past three months, we have struggled to provide for our children. We are in serious financial crisis, we need help,” he added.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo is expected to launch the GH¢600 million stimulus package to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) negatively affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic today [Tuesday].

The package is intended to provide relief to the MSMEs in both the formal and informal sectors.

It is known as the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) Business Support Scheme (CAP BuSS),

The management of the CAP BuSS Programme is being facilitated by the National Board for Small Scale Industries, a governmental agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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