Flagbearer of the opposition Countrywide Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama, has known as for a reduction in the charge of electrical energy in addition to the government’s reduction of drinking water costs for the months of April, Might and June.
In his ninth letter in a series of letters through this lockdown, the previous president mentioned that even though the clearance of water tariffs was welcome information, electric power tariffs ended up far more burdensome and hence a reduction there will also be very welcome.
“Clearly electrical energy tariffs are the extra burdensome of the two utilities. There is much expectation that some subsidy payment from the Stabilization Fund to the ECG and building corporations can supply some short-term reduction, even so compact, to customers in this challenging period,” he urged.
He included that govt need to also assist the Ghana Drinking water Corporation Minimal to improve on their operate throughout the lockdown as a reduction in h2o tariffs will be meaningless to a substantial selection of men and women who really do not have water flowing by their pipes.
“While the announcement of relief from water tariffs was been given with appreciation, the lack of h2o in numerous elements of the specified places make the a few month cancellation of tariffs meaningless for some.
“The Ghana Drinking water Business Restricted (GWCL) have to be supported to maximize the source of water to make this gesture meaningful to all. Our men and women are also urged not to squander drinking water at this crucial time,” he explained.
John Mahama even further stated that, ‘Clear recommendations ought to be supplied to GWCL that the Presidential directive of 3 months relief from drinking water tariffs signifies that no customer should be billed for the months of April, May well and June. This is notwithstanding if they have arrears on their expenses or not.”