COVID-19: Ghanaians will suffer if gov't cuts electricity by 50% - NDC's Jinapor

COVID-19: Ghanaians will suffer if gov't cuts electricity by 50% - NDC's Jinapor

- John Jinapor has revealed that the 50% electricity bill absorption will make life consumers worse off

- The former deputy minister of power under the erstwhile Mahama administration said the 50% power cut is to mislead those who queued to vote the NPP into power

- He added that by staying at home, the consumption pattern would increase

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A former deputy minister of power under the erstwhile Mahama administration, John Jinapor, has revealed that the 50% electricity bill absorption will make the life of consumers worse off.

According to him, the 50% cut would mislead the poor Ghanaian who queued to vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into office.

Shortly after the announcement, of the president on the absorption of the electricity bill for the poor and 50% absorption for other consumers, NDC's John jinapor took to his Facebook timeline and explained: “The lifeline Net Charge for Electricity consumers (50kwh) is [GH]¢19.26 a month.

According to him, by spending more time at home during the lockdown, a doubling of consumption, that is say, 100[KWh], will push a consumer to ¢58.93.

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Ghanaians have as usual shared their thoughts and comments on the issue raised by the former power minister.

Mahama Sani believes half a loaf is better than none.

Tetteh also said 50% discount is better than none.

Terrance believes he should not politicise this.

Ibrahim believes this is total hypocrisy

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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 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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