Akufo-Addo offers another 3 months of free water, electricity

Akufo-Addo offers another 3 months of free water, electricity

President Nana Akufo-Addo

The government has announced another three months of free water and electricity to Ghanaians in a bid to minimise their sufferings as a result of the Covid-19.

This comes barely a month after Ghanaians enjoyed free utilities in the months of April, May and June, 2020.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta said the free water package would go for all water consumers whilst the free electricity supply would be limited to only lifeline consumers.

“It takes a caring government of the people, and with that, I mean, a Government of all the people, to offer cost-free water to all across the country: representing all domestic and commercial customers in Ghana for three months,” the Minister said during the presentation of the Mid-Year budget in Parliament Thursday. 

“It takes a caring government to be for the people and for business, large and small, to choose to subsidise electricity consumption by 50 per cent to 4,086,286 households and 686,522 businesses at a cost of ¢1.02 billion in three months. And we will extend the coverage for lifeline customers for another three months,” he added.

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