Government has extended its free electricity and water initiative for lifeline customers for the next 3 months.
This means that, government will continue to pay the bills of utility consumers from the period of January, February and March for consumers to enjoy for free.
The initiative formed part of government plans to help consumers cope with the economic challenges due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The initiative which started months ago, ended in December 2020.
But President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his update number 21 on measures taken against the spread of the virus, announced government plans to extend the initiative for the next 3 months.
“Government will, thus, continue to pay the electricity bills for our nation’s 1 million active lifeline customers for the next three months, i.e. January, February and March. 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. This relief will be reviewed at the end of March”.