Ghana’s Finance Ministry has directed its staffs to work from home following mass testing for Coronavirus conducted at the Ministry of Finance.
In a memo released by the ministry states that “While we await the testing team to compile the comprehensive results, all staff are to work from home effective immediately,”.
The memo issued by the Chief Director, Patrick Nomo, to all staff on Tuesday, said;
“Staff who tests positive will be duly informed and will receive the necessary care from the appropriate health authorities designated by the Ministry of Health.”
It further stated that “In addition, the necessary contact-tracing will be undertaken by the appropriate authorities,”.
Meanwhile, there have been directives from the Labour Ministry which has constituted a task force to go around institutions and firms across the country in order to enforce the Covid-19 preventive measures.
The Finance Ministry is expected to present the mid-year budget review in the coming days, by the Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
But the memo assured that there is no cause for alarm following its shutdown of operations.
“In view of the preparations towards the Mid-Year Review of the Budget, a core team of staff will work from approved locations to complete the Mid-Year Review.
“All other staff will work from home using the Ministry’s approved digital channels.”
“The Ministry assured staff that their safety and health is of utmost interest “and will continue to ensure adherence to the protocols while carrying out our mandate”, the memo stated.
By Amos Ekow Coffie | talksafrica.com