Coronavirus: ECG outlines how Ghanaians will enjoy free electricity

Coronavirus: ECG outlines how Ghanaians will enjoy free electricity

Ghanaians will begin enjoying the free electricity promised by President Nana Akufo-Addo from May 1, 2020.

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG ) on Wednesday, April 29, outlined how consumers will get or enjoy government’s relief meant to cushion the populace in this COVID-19 era.

The Energy Relief Package was announced by President Akufo-Addo as part of the interventions introduced by the government to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on people and businesses.

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The ECG urged prepaid customers to either swipe or insert their cards into their meters before visiting vending points or ECG offices to purchase credit.

The Electricity Company says Ghanaians will begin to enjoy the reduction in their electricity tariffs by the end of April.

It further reminded its customers/stakeholders of how the relief policy will be implemented.

Below is an outline of how ECG's relief will come:

* Lifeline customers shall have 100 percent relief of their consumption for the months of April, May, and June 2020.

* All other customers shall receive 50 percent of their March 2020 consumption for the months of April, May, and June 2020.

* April benefits will be realised in May, May benefits in June, and June benefits in July.

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It further advised customers to contact its district offices or call centres to resolve any challenges with regards to GoG COVID-19 electricity relief.

YEN earlier reported that 10 food vendors and three taxi drivers have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.

The victims all operate at the Achimota Government Hospital in Accra.

The cases were confirmed following mass testing for persons who run their business within the hospital community.

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