President Nana Akufo-Addo has introduced 3 months of free energy for all Ghanaians, to make up for shed profits following the coronavirus lockdown in Accra and Kumasi.
Addressing the nation in a televised broadcast Thursday night, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo claimed the decision is element of added actions getting taken by the governing administration to mitigate the impression the outbreak of the virus is owning on the public.
“We’ve made a decision on even further actions of mitigation for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e April, Might and June. Governing administration will entirely take up electrical power costs for the poorest of the bad, i.e, for all individuals. That is totally free electrical energy for folks who consume from -50 kilowatt-hours a thirty day period for this period of time,” the President explained to the country.
In addition, the President claimed the authorities will also absorb 50% of electrical energy costs for consumers in residential regions as well as all those engaged in industrial functions through the time period applying their March 2020 invoice as the benchmark.
“This is remaining performed to assistance marketplace, enterprises and the service sector in these difficult times and to supply some reliefs to homes for loss cash flow,” he spelled out.
He, having said that, stressed on the want for “all Ghanaians to work out self-control in their use of h2o and electricity.”
Free of charge h2o
On Sunday, April 5, Nana Akufo-Addo announced government’s conclusion to take up h2o expenses for all Ghanaians for the months of April, May possibly and June adhering to issues of absence of portable consuming water in several communities impacted by the 14-day lockdown.
In accordance to some of the citizens, at a time when handwashing has turn into a essential portion of the fight towards the virus, they experienced no drinking water flowing in their faucets, creating it tough to adhere to the WHO protocol.
“All GWCL buyers will for the subsequent number of months, be billed on estimated usage, dependent on an typical of their consumption from January to March 2020,” the President reported through the very last nationwide deal with.
He included that “the Ghana Water Organization Ltd and the Electrical energy Firm of Ghana have been directed to guarantee the secure source of water and electrical energy in the course of this time period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of offer.”
Lockdown prolonged to a few months
Meanwhile, the President has extended the restrictions on movements in Accra and Kumasi by a person much more 7 days from Monday, April 13, 2020.
He mentioned despite the fact that the anti coronavirus endeavours have been productive, the nation was not nevertheless out of the woods.
Two months in the past, a 14-day restriction on movements in parts of the Increased Accra Location and Kumasi, in the Ashanti Location, was applied to management the distribute of the coronavirus.
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