Akufo Addo Update no. 6: Free Electricity For The Poor. www.loopsgh.com

President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Akufo-Addo on 9th April 2020, Addresses the Nation On Updates To Ghana’s Enhanced Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic.

In his 5th updates he indicated that, that Government will absorb water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e. April, May, June. He has also stated in the 6th updates that, Government will fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor, i.e. for all lifeline consumers, that is free electricity for persons who consume zero (0) to fifty (50) kilowatt hours a month for this period.

Below is His speech on free electricity.

As part of measures to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the social and economic life of the country, I indicated, in my last speech, that Government will absorb water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June. Furthermore, water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, are being mobilised to ensure the supply of water to vulnerable communities. We have decided on further measures of 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, that is free electricity for persons who consume zero (0) to fifty (50) kilowatt hours a month for this period. In addition, for all other consumers, residential and commercial, Government will absorb, again, fifty percent (50%) of your electricity bill for this period, using your March 2020 bill as your benchmark. For example, if your electricity bill was one hundred cedis (GH¢100), you will pay only GH¢50, with Government absorbing the remaining fifty cedis (GH¢50). This is being done to support industry, enterprises and the service sector in these difficult times, and to provide some relief to households for lost income. Nevertheless, I urge all Ghanaians to exercise discipline in their use of water and electricity.


Video: H.E Akufo-Addo’s 6th updates


Read full update: Corona Virus: President Akufo-Addo’s Update No. 6 On Ghana’s Enhanced Response To COVID-19

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