- A local Ghanaian chief has promised to pay 50% of electricity bills for his subjects
- Nana Nkansah Boadu Ayeboafo said the initiative is to ease the hardship the partial lockdown has created
- His action stems from the concern he has for his subjects during these times
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A local Ghanaian chief, Nana Nkansah Boadu Ayeboafo, the Chief of Agric-Nzema in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti region, has promised to pay 50% of electricity bills for his subjects.
According to the chief, the initiative, is to ease the hardship the partial lockdown has created.
He explained that he was concerned about the welfare of his people and would always be around to support them as every leader is expected to do.
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Nana Nkansah Boadu Ayeboafo in a report filed by Pulse.com, also donated two thousand bags of rice, two thousand boxes of vegetable cooking oil and thousand boxes of sardines to his subjects.
He also revealed he has made provision to give every person especially those whose businesses have been affected an amount of GH¢50 to support their livelihood.
President Akufo-Addo, in his fifth address to the nation on the coronavirus measures, announced that the Electricity Company of Ghana would provide uninterrupted power to Ghanaians.
He also announced that the government would absorb water bills of Ghanaians for the next 3 months i.e. April, May and June.
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Meanwhile, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has called on the Akufo-Addo government to learn from Togo as they put measures in place to fight the COVID-19.
According to Mahama, just like Togo, Akufo-Addo should include the provision of free electricity for all Ghanaians in these times.
The Togo government, in a bid, reduce the burden of its citizens while finding ways to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, decided to supply its citizens with free utility for three months.
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