The Government of Ghana as part of efforts to support Ghanaians in the face of the global pandemic has said citizens will continue to enjoy free electricity and water for the next 3 months (January, February and March).
President Akufo-Addo announced this in his 21st televised nation’s address monitored by Educationweb.com.gh on Sunday January 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm.
“The government will, thus, continue to pay the electricity bills for our nation’s one million active lifeline customers for the next three months, i.e. January, February and March 2021”, he stated.
His Excellency further noted customers of the Ghana Water Company, whose consumption is not more than five cubic metres a month will not pay any bills for the next 3 months (January, February and March) this year.
“All one million, five hundred thousand customers of the Ghana Water Company, whose consumption is not more than five cubic metres a month, will not pay any bills for the next three months, i.e. for the months of January, February and March”, Akufo-Addo announced.
He, however, said the relief package at the end of March 2021 will be reviewed.
It will be recalled that the central government last year announced free electricity and water as part efforts to help shield the good people of Ghana from the effects of the locally transmitted coronavirus.