Lifeline consumers to continue getting free electricity, free water till March -Prez. Akufo-Addo
The free provision of water and electricity has been extended to three months for lifeline customers only as the country continues to combat with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even though the relief packages for water and electricity for Ghanaians ended in December 2020, the government says the extension has become important for the vulnerable to reduce the negative impact of the global pandemic.
“You will recall that, in our quest to help shield you from the effects of the virus, Government took the decision to provide relief to Ghanaians, which included the absorption of electricity and water bills.”
”This relief package ended in December. However, with the continuing difficulties occasioned by the pandemic, I want to state that Government intends to continue to support the most vulnerable in our society.”
“Government will, thus, continue to pay the electricity bills for our nation’s one million active lifeline customers for the next three months, i.e. January, February and March.”
“Additionally, all one million, five hundred thousand customers of the Ghana Water Company, whose consumption is not more than five cubic metres a month, will not pay any bills for the next three months, i.e. for the months of January, February and March.”
”This relief package will be reviewed at the end of March.” President Akufo-Addo said in his address to the nation.