Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his 5th broadcast to the country to update the citizenry on the progress the country has made towards the fight against the Coronavirus disease announced some social interventions for the citizenry.
The President announced that Ghanaians will not be paying water bills for the next three months (April, May and June) 2020.
He also announced various packages for the Health workers which included free transportation for them as well as paying of 50% bonuses in addition to the salary.
Nana Akufo-Addo and his administration have since been praised by Ghanaians for implementing such a policy.
Commenting on these social interventions, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the decision to implement the interventions are commendable.
“I commend Nana Akufo-Addo for the three months absorption of water costs…,” he said.
He however claimed that the President only copied the idea of introducing social interventions to relieve Ghanaians from the NDC.
General Mosquito further called on the President to do more and help alleviate the sufferings of the average Ghanaian.
“We expect costs of data, fuel and electricity to be reduced too…,” he said.
He further lamented that the interventions will not get to the target people.
“Who are those classified as needy and poor to be fed in this times? The packages would be announced in the name of the poor but may end up in wrong pockets…,” he said.