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Gov't absorbs 50% electricity bill for residential, commercial users for three months

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
President Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has announced that government will absorb 50% of the electricity bill for residential and commercial users in the country.

The President in his 6th Covid-19 address said March 2020 bill will be used as a benchmark for the directive.

 "We have decided on further mitigating the impact for all Ghanaians for the next three months, April, May and June, Government will fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor that is for all lifeline consumers. That is free electricity for persons who consume 0-50 kilowatts hours a month for this period, in addition for all other consumers, residential and commercial government will absorb 50% of your electricity bill for this period using your March 2020 bill as your benchmark..."

Gov't to absorb water bills of Ghanaians for the next 3 months

President Akufo-Addo earlier this week announced that the government will absorb the water bills of all Ghanaians for the next 3 months.
This means that citizens will not pay water bills for April, May and June.

The President made this announcement during an address to the nation on April 5, 2020.

"The Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of supply. Furthermore, Government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June. All water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, are also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to all vulnerable communities."