- Akufo-Addo has announced the extension of the free provision of water and electricity for lifeline customers for three more months
- Akufo-Addo stated that the relief package will be reviewed at the end of March
- He made the announcement in his 21st COVID-19 update to the nation on Sunday, January 3, 2021
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the extension of the free provision of water and electricity for lifeline customers for three more months.
He made the announcement in his 21st COVID-19 update to the nation on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
According to Akufo-Addo lifeline electricity consumers will not pay for the utilities in January, February, and March 2021.
He added that people whose consumption of water is less than five cubic metres a month would be exempted from paying for their bills for the next 3 months.
Akufo-Addo stated that the relief package will be reviewed at the end of March.
Ghanaians for the last 9 months have benefitted form free water supply form the government, as part of its numerous measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
This particular statement from the president drew a lot of reactions from Ghanaians.
Addae Simon said he has never benefitted from the
How can I benefit it....hmmmm...they started I have been buying water and paying electricity bill fully....o God....only the rich ones will benefit direct.....Lord have mercy on us.
Ann-Gee Tetteh-Nartey was concerned about those who used the prepaid metres.
What of those of us that use pre paid meter please? How are we also going to enjoy the free electricity?
Stephen Owusu said the bills he pays now are more than he used to pay.
Please Mr President, we pay the Light bill higher nowadays than we use to pay. Please there should be investigators here in Tikobo 1 in the Nzema land Jomoro Municipality to check this fraud by ECG
The idea behind the provision of free water was to encourage proper hand hygiene as one of the safety COVID protocols and also to lighten the burden of payment of bills.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Water Company Limited has revealed that the COVID-19 free water package that was announced by President Akufo-Addo will come to an end on December 31, 2020.
The president in his fifth address to the nation announced that the citizens would enjoy free water supply from the GWCL for three months, starting from April to June 2020.
The announcement was part of interventions made by government to help people adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols to stop the spread of the disease.
In a separate report, Akufo-Addo has announced the reopening of schools at all levels.
In his 21st address to the nation on the COVID-19 measures the president revealed that the reopening of schools will be in line all safety protocols to ensure the safety of students.
The president indicated that all tertiary students will return to lecture halls from Saturday, January 9, 2021.
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