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Government to absorb electricity bills for the poor, others to enjoy 50% slash




President Nana Akufo-Addo says that the government will cover the bills of low-income consumers of electricity in the country for three months.




He disclosed in his sixth national address to the nation on the novel coronavirus on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

President Nana Akufo-Addo says that the government will fully cover the bills of low-income consumers of electricity in the country for April, May and June

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The remaining consumers who fall outside of this category will enjoy a 50 percent reduction in the cost of electricity for the same period.




The President disclosed this in his sixth national address to the nation on the novel coronavirus on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

“We have decided further measure of mitigation for Ghanaians for the next three months… 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 percent discount within the same period. For all other consumers, residential and commercial, the government will absorb 50 percent of your electricity bill for this period using your March 2020 bill as the benchmark,” he noted.




President Nana Akufo-Addo in his previous national address on Sunday, April 5, 2020, announced that the government will take care of the water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June 2020 following an increase in the country’s coronavirus cases amidst a partial lockdown of the epicentres of the disease.



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