President Akufo-Addo has announced government will fully absorb electricity bills for customers who consume below 50 kilowatt-hours of power per month as part of mitigation package for the vulnerable as the country battles covid-19.
Also, government will absorb 50% of the cost of electricity for all class of consumers in the country for the next three months.
“Government will fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor, i.e. for all lifeline consumers, that is free electricity for persons who consume zero (0) to fifty (50) kilowatt hours a month for this period.
“In addition, for all other consumers, residential and commercial, Government will absorb, again, fifty percent (50%) of your electricity bill for this period, using your March 2020 bill as your benchmark. For example, if your electricity bill was one hundred cedis (GH¢100), you will pay only GH¢50, with Government absorbing the remaining fifty cedis (GH¢50)”.
President Akufo-Addo made the announcement in his 6th address to the nation following the outbreak of coronavirus in Ghana.
COVID-19 cases in Ghana have hit 378 after more cases were recorded on Thursday, April 9.
According to the GHS, the new cases are from the enhanced contact tracing and testing ongoing.
So far a total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths have been recorded.
The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).
A total of 161 cases were reported from the routine surveillance, 37 from enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.
The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended.