All healthcare workers will receive two weeks of their salary tax-free as a one-off Christmas bonus, the President has announced.
In a statement this afternoon encouraging more persons to get vaccinated, the President said his government and the people of Guyana are grateful for the work that healthcare workers have been doing.
“In keeping with my promise and the government’s promise of rewarding you for the work that you have been doing, I am pleased to say that the government has taken a decision to grant an across the board tax-free two weeks bonus salary for every single healthcare worker and not just doctor and nurses and frontline workers. Every single healthcare worker. We have taken a decision and it’s a lot of resources that will be required”, the President said.
A few weeks ago while announcing a 7% retroactive salary increase for public servants, the President announced that an additional $400 million was being set aside for healthcare workers.
The President said the Government will continue to provide the health workers with the needed resources for their jobs.