The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is really throwing some mega party for Ghanaians in lockdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
President Akufo Addo has received praises from Ghanaians after he announced free electricity for the poor and 50% reduction for all Ghanaians during his 6th address to the Nation on the measures taken to fight against coronavirus.
The President during his speech announced that;
“We have decided further measure of mitigation for Ghanaians for the next three months…The government will fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor, ie: lifeline consumers. This will cover persons who consume 0 to 50-kilowatt hours per month for this period. This forms part of relief interventions by the state amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Other categories of consumers will enjoy a 50 per cent discount within the same period. For all other consumers, residential and commercial, the government will absorb 50 per cent of your electricity bill for this period using your March 2020 bill as the benchmark”.
In simple terms, if you are paying Ghc100 for electricity bill, you will pay Ghc50 from April to June 2020.
And for those who consume 0 to 50-kilowatt hours per month that is “poorest of the poor”, the government will fully absorb their electricity bills from April to June 2020.
President Akufo Addo also extended the lockdown by one more week starting from Monday, April 13, 2020.
Watch the short video of the President’s speech…