The livelihoods of an estimated 770,000 Ghanaian workers have adversely been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
This is according to a research conducted by Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA).
Women and vulnerable groups across Ghana have mainly been affected by the pandemic, the research found.
According to the research report obtained by African Entertainment, the coronavirus adversely affected more than 80% of small and medium businesses in Ghana, which translates into 70% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The research was conducted in April 2021. Ghana recorded its first two cases of coronavirus in March 2020 and has since reported over 100,000 positive cases.
The research report was released during a press briefing on the impact of Covid-19 on women and vulnerable groups, in Tamale.
The press briefing was organised by Northern Regional Youth Network (NRYN-GH), a youth-led non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in the Northern Region, with support from OXFAM.