President Nana Akufo Addo has instructed the Local Government Ministry to pay Kayayei (Head Porters) Ghc 10 daily the lockdown areas.
The money is meant to provide food for the vulnerable women whose livelihood has been hugely affected by the partial lockdown.
Government has announced a partial lockdown in parts of Ghana’s capital, Accra and Kumasi. The restriction of movement is to contain the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) which has so far infected 161 persons in the country as at March 31, 2020.
The Minister of Local Government, Hajia Alima Mahama revealed that the GhC10 per day to each kayayo will go a long way to alleviate their plight over the next two weeks. She said the main idea is to enable them to buy food throughout the lockdown period.
Meanwhile the Vice President has also urged all Ghanaians to continue to observe the preventive measures of regular washing of hands with soap under running water, while they observe the partial lockdown at their respective homes.
“While we stay at home to prevent the spread, let us continue to adhere strictly to all the preventive measures to avoid the spread of the virus,” he urged.
“Let us continue to wash our hands regularly with soap under running water, as well as constantly use alcohol-based hand sanitizer to sanitize our hands. We shall overcome, in shaa Allah.”