President Akufo-Addo has urged the Local Government Ministry to pay every head porter (kayayo) GhC10 daily in the midst of coronavirus crises.
The Kayayo will be provided with food and other incentives to vulnerable women whose livelihood has been hugely affected by the partial lockdown.
The Minister of Local Government, Hajia Alima Mahama disclosed that the GhC10 per day to each kayayo will go on for the next two weeks.
With businesses shut down while millions of Ghanaians stayed home, the Kayeyei said they had been left with no means of livelihood, hence they decided to travel back home.
The head porters, numbering about 76, had attempted to flee from Accra back to their hometowns in the wake of the President’s order for a partial lockdown in the Capital City and other parts of the country, but their journey back home was unsuccessful as it fell within the lockdown time on Monday.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated 500 Cedis to each of the stranded Kayaye (head porters) who were stopped at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region on their way to the Northern Region.