COVID-19: Gov't to fully absorb electricity bill of the poor; 50% bill of other consumers

COVID-19: Gov't to fully absorb electricity bill of the poor; 50% bill of other consumers

- President Akufo-Addo has announced the absorption of electricity bill of the poorest of poor in full

- Nana Addo stated that electricity was going to be free for people who consume 0 to 50 kilowatt-hours a month

- Other consumers of electricity would be met halfway as government would absorb 50%

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his sixth address to the nation on the measures taken to ease the burden of Ghanaians during this period has announced that the government would fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor.

Explaining further, Nana Addo stated that electricity was going to be free for people who consume 0 to 50 kilowatt-hours a month.

He added that all other consumers would be met halfway by government.

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Akufo-Addo stated that for the commercial and residential consumers, their March 2020 bill would be used by government as a benchmark to bail them out.

This according to President Akufo-Addo is to support industry, enterprises and the service sector in these not so normal times.

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In a related development, 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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