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Media houses can apply for COVID-19 money – Okyem Aboagye

Government’s spokesperson on Finance, Daniel Okyem Aboagye says media houses that have been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply to the government for financial support to keep the business on stream.

He said organizations that are small or medium in size and can justify how the outbreak has affected them are legible to get the support from the Coronavirus Alleviation Program.

Government has announced a GH¢1 billion stimulus package to households and businesses, particularly small and medium scale enterprises, under a Coronavirus Alleviation Programme.

The Bantama MP said media houses also have an option of sending in an unsolicited proposal for support to the government.

“I believe that to the extent that a media house is a small or medium-sized business that can make a justification for getting support because they may have suffered as a result of this, why not? It is just a matter of when they come out with the request for application. If you don’t come as a media house that is interested, you can send an unsolicited proposal to the Minister of Finance or whatever the quarters to make a case for the support. I think media house are covered,” he said.

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