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COVID-19: Poor Ghanaians To Enjoy Free Electricity For Three Months / Ghanaians To Enjoy Free Water, Electricity For 3 More Months / Lockdown Lifted In Accra And Kumasi, Ghana. Ghanaians Rejoice (2) (3) (4)
|COVID-19: Poor Ghanaians To Enjoy Free Electricity Till 2021 by newharddrives(m): 1:23pm On Jul 26|
The Ghanaian government has extended free electricity to poor citizens till January 2021 due to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, made the announcement on Thursday, adding that all citizens irrespective of social status would enjoy free water supply for the next three months.
The period for free water, which ended in May 2020, would be extended for additional three months while electricity would last for the next six months.
While the free electricity would be enjoyed by lifeline consumers that consume less than 50kWh per month, water would be given to all citizens for free for the next three months.
President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, in a compassionate move during the lockdown, announced three months of free electricity for lifeline consumers and 50 per cent rebate for consumers who went beyond the lifeline threshold.
Additionally, water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June were taken up by the government, following complaints of lack of potable water in communities affected by the lockdown.
The minister announced the extension of the packages in the mid-year budget review, presented on the authority of the President to the nation through Parliament, in Accra.
|Re: COVID-19: Poor Ghanaians To Enjoy Free Electricity Till 2021 by FlordFlorez(m): 4:54pm On Jul 26|
And our Parliament gave us fake hope of just three months free electricity that never happened.
We really need to go beg who lay spells on Nigeria.
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