The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) has urged the public to disregard reports circulating in the media suggesting that it is disbursing some amount of money as relief package to Ghanaians.
The said amount was being reported as a cushioning package in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
This follows reports on social media and other media outlets entreating the public to log into a website (https://bit.ly/Ghana-funds) to access an amount of one thousand, two hundred Ghana Cedis (GHc1,200.00) as a relief from Government to sustain the Ghanaian public during the COVID-19 crises.
The purported amount was to be disbursed by the Ministry.
However, a statement issued on Monday by the Public Affairs Unit of the Ministry and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the purported reports were false, and therefore, should be disregarded by the public.
“The Ministry wishes to inform the general public that it is not in charge of any such disbursement. It is being perpetrated by fraudsters and should be disregarded.”
The statement also urged the public to take note of the only website operated by the Ministry that is: www.melr.gov.gh to avoid falling victim of such reports.