No More Electricity Bills : H.E Nana AKuffo Addo

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Nana Akuffo Addo

No More Electricity Bills : H.E Nana AKuffo Addo

Nana Addo addresses the nation

Following the lost of income amidst the covid-19 pandemic lockdown in Accra and Kumasi, His Excellency Nana Akuffo Addo has announced free electricity for a period of 91 days. This issuing is however dedicated to the benefit of all Ghanaians. Speaking on the media on 9th April, Mr. President made it pretty clear that it is part of the measures the government is putting in place to cut down cost amongst the citizenry in this pandemic.

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“We’ve 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 consumers. That is free electricity for persons who consume from 0-50 Kilowatt-hours a month for this period” – He said.

Additionally, He mete out measures for consumers in residential areas and commercial activities. This he did, indicating that the government will absorb 50% of their electricity bills by using the period of March 2020 as the reference.

A judicious use of resources must apply

However, as good as it comes, President Nana Akuffo Addo advises all Ghanaians on the use of electricity for the period under discussion. Correspondingly, he emphasized on the need to practice the judicious use of electricity and water.

Meanwhile, His Excellency announced on Sunday, April 5 on the governments interest to cater for all water bills in April, May and June for all Ghanaians. This issuing was made available due to complaints on lack of portable drinking water during the 14-day lock down period. He further indicated the aptness of the Ghana Water Company (GWC) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in helping to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in ensuring continued supply of these assets.

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In the nut shell, Ghana’s Covid-19 coronavirus confirmed cases rises to 378 over the past few days. Consequently, the President has extended the lock down period by one more week starting April 13th 2020 on Monday. Howbeit, this applies to only the regions of Accra and Kumasi.

No More Electricity Bills : H.E Nana AKuffo Addo

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