Government has announced that it will fully absorbed electricity bills during the period of the coronavirus.
Already, it has announced that it will absorb water bills over the next three months – April, May, June.
But it has urged the masses to use water and light responsibly during the period.
President Nana Akufo-Addo made this known as he delivered his sixth address to the nation on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
He stated that emphatically 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.”
“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,” he says.
He added that “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)”.
The President has been updating the nation regularly since the outbreak of the virus in the.
Ghana has recorded 313 confirmed cases of the virus and six deaths.