According to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the vulnerable Ghanaians in society should use electricity wisely.
President Akufo-Addo made this statement in his sixth Coronavirus broadcast on Thursday, April 9, 2020, monitored by www.maxfmlive.com.
In the recorded broadcast, President Akufo-Addo announced that those who will enjoy free electricity and water, as well as other consumers who fall outside of this category, who will also enjoy a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of electricity for the next three months should judiciously use the utilities provided.
President Akufo-Addo , in his address, said: “We have decided further measures of mitigation for Ghanaians for the next three months…Government will fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor, i.e.: 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.”
“Nevertheless, I urge all Ghanaians to exercise discipline in the use of water and electricity,” he stressed.
President Akufo-Addo in his previous address to the nation announced that the government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, that is, April, May and June.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo urged all water tankers operators, both public and private, to mobilize and ensure that there is constant water supply to all vulnerable communities.