President Akufo-Addo has announced that he has extended the incentive package for health workers.
The President extended it by three more months as these workers continue to lead the country ‘s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
This means all health workers in the country will continue to enjoy income-tax-free salaries for the months of July, August and September.
Additionally, frontline health workers will also continue to receive 50 percent of their salary as allowances for the same period.
Meanwhile, President Akufo- Addo says issues with the packages have been resolved.
“We have decided to extend the incentive package for health workers by another 3 months, this means that all health workers will pay no income taxes for July, August and September. Again all fronline workers will continue to recieve their additional allowance of 50% that is July August and September”.
Although the free tax package has been implemented, that of the 50 per cent allowance is yet to be carried out given the seeming controversial over the definition and qualification of a frontline health worker.
However, President Akufo- Addo says issues with the packages as earlier announced for the past three m, months have been resolved with the rollout of the payment plan to begin soon.
“I know the implementation of this for April, April May June, has been fraught with some challenges cause mainly by the protracted issue of who qualifies as a front line health worker in this context. I have however been assured that all the challenges have been resolved for payment to be affected by the end of June.”