President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced free electricity for lifeline consumers for a period of three months beginning from January to March 2021.
President of the West African nation disclosed this during the Covid -19 Update No. 21 on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
According to the President, the decision was due to the “continuing difficulties occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.”
“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,” Nana Akufo-Addo announced.
He added: “Additionally, all 1.5 million 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.”
The President served notice that “this relief will be reviewed at the end of March.”
Ghanaians have been enjoying free electricity since April last year following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
The President first announced free electricity from April to June and was extended for six months.