A member of the National Democratic Congress NDC, Dela Coffie has taken to Facebook to express his admiration for the leadership of Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo.
In a Facebook post sighted by Nsemwoha.com, Dela praised the president’s impressive and far reaching social mitigating measures he announced in his 5th address to Ghanaians on Sunday, 5th April.
Notable among the measures included a waiver of water Bills for all Ghanaians for the next 3 months, I.e April, May and June.
Also health workers will receive tax free income for three months plus 50percent increase in basic salary for frontline workers.
Mr. Coffie who was obviously impressed by the president’s announcement wrote:
“Folks, if you ignore the noise and pay attention to basic details, President Akufo-Addo is turning out to be one of the best Presidents in recent history. His social mitigating measures for the COVID-19 crisis announced a while ago is far-reaching and very impressive:
☑Tax free income for three months plus 50percent increase in basic salary for frontline workers.
☑Government is going to make available GHC600 million soft loan scheme with a 6-months morotorium period and 2-year repayment plan for micro, small & medium scale businesses.
☑Government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June. All water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, are also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to all vulnerable communities.
☑The Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period.
☑ There will be no disconnection of water and electricity supply during this period.
☑Free Transport for all health workers .
At least we’ve got a president who’s thinking outside the box in these unusual times.
Stay safe folks!!!”