GH¢11 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund Launched

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The government, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), is to disburse funds to vulnerable persons and households in the Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti regions. Under the cash transfer to COVID-19 affected daily wage earners, an amount of GH¢11 million will be disbursed to beneficiaries to cushion them against the devastating effect of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 75,000 persons would benefit from the relief fund. 65,000 of beneficiaries were daily wage earners in the Greater Accra Region, while the rest were smallholder farmers in the Ashanti and Western regions. Households will receive different amounts of money depending on the number of eligible members in a household. The minimum amount to be paid had been pegged at GH¢53, which will be transferred through mobile money wallets each month for five months.

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