Majority Leader, Osei-Kyei Mensa Bonsu has disclosed the Akufo-Addo led government is considering to absorbed electricity bills of Ghanaians as part of ways to help Ghanaians in the two-weeks partial lockdown.
He revealed that,the government is considering to absorb or reduce electricity bills in amidst of coronavirus scare.
“The Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of supply.
Furthermore, Government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June.
All water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, are also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to all vulnerable communities.”
“This has been on the table, the cabinet is considering it over the past two weeks. But a determination will be made and of course, you would have to look at the circumstances and standing of the country, the national purse now before you make any determination…”
“Don’t forget the country will have to bounce back after all these things so you will want to see which recourse will not inflict a mortal wound on the economy.”
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to effect reductions in the cost of electricity tariffs and data.
Addressing the press in Accra on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directive to cushion Ghanaians against the coronavirus fight, Cecilia Dapaah said the her Ministry will enforce the directive.
“No landlords should take monies for water bills from their tenants, this is because government has absorbed all the cost for the next 3 months. Don’t charge tenants for water,” she told the media.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020