The Government of Ghana (GoG) is going to provide a temporal monthly stipends to people who have lost their job, amid COVID-19 pandemic particularly private school teachers who have their data captured, the National Secretariat of GNACOPS has been informed.
The National Secretariat of Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) was on Sunday, July 25, 2020, informed about the new COVID-19 intervention packages for private Education stakeholders aside the loan support package.
According to GNACOPS, private school teachers who have their data captured only have to show evidence of their appointment letters and notice of appointment suspension to benefit from the government’s new COVID-19 intervention package which is coming soon after the Employment and Labour Ministry has been given parliamentary approval.
2 billion Government guarantee to banks
As part of efforts to support the private Education stakeholders, the government has additionally provided 2 billion surety bond for all SMEs to borrow from banks without any challenge.
The government has consequently advised all Banks across the country to make their loan terms sheet very flexible to SMEs loan applicants.
The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org said members are at this stage to visit their regional secretariat for further information and assistance to this new development.
Update of the CAPBuSS loan
It added that NBSSI is currently disbursing the loan facility to all qualified applicants whose loan application was facilitated by GNACOPS.
According to the Council, they are now on the ADOM Anidasuo loan category and would soon reach the Anidasuo Enterprise category where the majority of the private school applicants fall.
The Akufo-Addo’s government decision to support private school teachers with temporal monthly stipends are influenced by the data of laid teachers the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) made available to the Ministry of Finance.
The National Executive Director of GNACOPS, Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah when reached disclosed that currently some 94,000 private school teachers data have been captured.
Georgeweb.org earlier reported that the majority of teachers in private schools have been sacked amid the outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus.
President Akufo-Addo following reported cases of COVID-19 in the country on March 15 directed for the closure of all schools as part of measures to slow and curb the spread of the virus that has claimed at least 161 lives.
Private school teachers since the unexpected closure of school have suffered financially to the extent that some have lost their profession.