Ghana’s Finance Minister to release $100m for coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo hints

The government of Ghana has announced that it is releasing some $100 million to the health ministry in the quest to prevent the deadly coronavirus in the country.

Although Ghana’s neighbouring countries including Burkina Faso, Togo and Cote d’voire have recorded cases of the disease, the government said it is more than willing to prevent the menace from entering the country.

The president of the country, Nana Akufo-Addo said this while addressing the nation on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, themed: Coronavirus: Updates on enhanced measures taken by government.

According to him, “Government is analysing the potential impact to our economy of the virus, and will trigger the relevant response to minimise it.”

Adding that “In order to do so, at my prompting, the Minister of Finance has made available the cedi equivalent of $100 million to enhance our coronavirus preparedness and response plan, that is to fund expansion of infrastructure, purchase of materials and equipment, and public education.”


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