Containing Coronavirus: Government to absorb electricity bills for vulnerable Ghanaians for three months

President Akufo-Addo has announced that the government will absorb the electricity bills of consumers for the next three months.

Nana Akufo-Addo

The president said this when he addressed the nation on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

In his address, the president stated that the government would fully absorb the electricity bills of people who consume zero to 50 kw/h of electricity for the periods of April, May and June.

He explained further that the government would absorb 50% of the electricity bills for residential and commercial users using March 2020 as benchmark.

“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,” President Akufo-Addo said.

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