President Mahama during his accounting to the people tour has assured Ghanaians of a reduction in electricity bills effective July 1 this year.
According to the President, The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is set to implement a new billing cycle which would address concerns of over-billing.
“Because the electricity billing is done in monthly cycles, they have to start on the first of a month with the billing cycle. So I have asked Ghanaians to exercise patience, from first July they’d start the new billing cycle and I’m sure that a lot of us will see some relief in the electricity bills,” the president revealed.
The Electricity Company of Ghana and the utilities regulator – Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) have been at loggerheads following the latters’ order to the ECG to suspend a billing software which was churning out outrageous bills to consumers.