Covid-19 Pandemic Partial Lockdown in Ghana and Its Implications on Livelihoods of Informal Workers in Affected Communities

John Amoah-Nuamah, Wahab Musah-Abdul, Lord Ebow Sampson


Drawing on a review of literature, this study examined the livelihood of informal sector workers after partial closure of some urban centers in Ghana. We found that the livelihood situation of informal sector workers are likely to dwindle significantly due to the closure of major urban centers in Ghana. Policy makers need to institute measures to strengthen livelihood affected people in order for them to cope with the adverse effects on their livelihoods. Government and Non-governmental organization should help initiate effective policies and strategies that will enable informal workers as well as urban people have access to food and medical items needed at this crucial moment of their life.

Keywords: livelihoods, informal sector, COVID-19, partial lockdown and Ghana

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/11-8-4

Publication date: April 30th 2020


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