Botswana has three confirmed coronavirus cases but has come up with a range of new measures to help citizens.

These are just some steps to help businesses stay afloat during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

Masisi declared a state of emergency after three cases were confirmed.

Botswana has set aside two billion pula to ease the plight of the public.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced that commercial banks have offered a payment holiday of three months that can be extended to six months for home and vehicle loans.

Now government said it would pay 50% of salaries for companies affected by COVID-19.

Another 40 million pula will assist small and medium enterprises.

Meanwhile in Ghana, the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo Addo has said nothing to ease the plight of companies who till date are oblivious as to how to pay the April salaries of it workers due to the partial lockdown.

The president on 11.15pm of the 27th of March declared a two weeks partial lockdown after a number of Ghanaian tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The Lockdown which commerced on the 30th of March, prevented companies outside the exempted list from operating business.

This has placed most companies in a dilemma as to how to pay it’s workers for the month of April.

The President in his address failed to state how the needs of such companies will be met.

Nana Akufo Addo did not only fail in that aspect, he again failed to elaborate how those who fend by daily income needs will be met. In such an informal sector where kayaye women sought for place of shelter, the president address again failed to tackle their needs.

Clearly, Botswana President didn’t only outlayed sweet speeches but outlayed actual plans that sought to provide solutions to two issues simultaneously.