3 Months Of Free Water And Electricity Supply – Mr Ofori Attah
The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has announced at the just-ended mid-year budget review in parliament that Ghanaians are going to enjoy another 3 months of free water and electricity supply as the government tries to reduce further the pressure of the covid-19 pandemic on fellow Ghanaians.
During his delivery, he said the government took this decision putting into consideration the concerns and aspirations of Ghanaians.
“That is also why we further reduced electricity prices by half and completely provided potable water for free for everybody since March this year. And we will extend it for another 3 months,” he told Parliament.
Ghanaians will enjoy free water for all water consumers while the electricity will be limited to only lifeline consumers. He said.
“It takes a caring government of the people, and with that, I mean, a Government for all the people, to offer cost-free water to all across the country: representing all domestic and commercial customers in Ghana for three months.maidnd commercial customers in Ghana for three months.
It takes a caring government to be for the people and for business, large and small, to choose to subsidize electricity consumption by 50 per cent to 4,086,286 households and 686,522 businesses at a cost of ¢1.02 billion in three months. And we will extend the coverage for lifeline customers for another 3 months,” he added.
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