Covid-19: Gov’t extends lockdown by one more week, absorbs lights bill for 3 months

Government has extended the lockdown by one week in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area, beginning from 1am on Monday, April 13, 2020.

The country’s borders remain closed until further notice aimed to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease and protect lives.

President Akuffo-Addo in his 6th Nation Address mentioned a number of measures taken against the Covid-19 aimed to curtail the negative economic and social lives of Ghanaians.

According to him, Government will absorb electricity bills of lifeline consumers (customers who consume between 0 and 50 Kiliwatts) for the month of April, May and June.

Government will fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor, i.e. for all lifeline consumers, that is free electricity for persons who consume zero (o) to fifty (5o) kilowatt hours a month for this period.

the president stated.

Others who fall outside the lifeline consumption category will also enjoy a 50 per cent slash in their electricity bill for the month of April, May and June respectively.

He explained “In addition, for all other consumers, residential and commercial, Government will absorb, again, fifty percent (50%) of your electricity bill for this period, using your March 2020 bill as your benchmark. For example, if your electricity bill was one hundred cedis (GH¢10o), you will pay only GH¢50, with Government absorbing the remaining fifty cedis (GH¢50).”


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