President Akufo-Addo has noted that in his 6th address to the nation that his administration will absorb 50% electricity bills of Ghanaians for the next three months.
The 50% reduction includes both residential and commercial users for April, May and June.
He noted that for lifeline consumers, government will absorb their full electricity bill for the next three months and this goes to individuals whose electricity consumption is within 0 to 50 kw. We believe this is good to some Ghanaians whose daily source of income has been taken away from them due to the lockdown.
“As part of measures to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on the social and economic life of the country, as I indicated in my last speech, the government sorted water bills for all Ghanaians for three months i.e. April, May and June. Furthermore, water tankers public and privately owned are mobilised to ensure the supply of water to vulnerable communities.
“We have decided on further measures on mitigation for all Ghanaians for the next three months .i.e April, May and June. Government will fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor .i.e. for all lifeline consumers. Free electricity for persons who consume 0-50 Kilowatt per hour a month for this period. In addition, for all other consumers, residential and commercial, government will absorb 50percent of the electricity bill for this period using your March 2020 bill as your benchmarks. For example, if your electricity bills was Ghc100, you will pay only Ghc50 with government absorbing the remaining Ghc50,” he stated.
The President in his concluding remarks pleaded with Ghanaians to adhere to the directives from government in order to halt and contain the spread of the virus.
Source: Nana Kwame/Smartandstuck.com