President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the extension of the free water package for Ghanaian consumers.
However, the extension will only cover users whose consumption is not more than five cubic metres a month.
He made the announcement in his 21st address on how his administration has managed to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
According to him, the extension is to help the most vulnerable in society.
He added the that this would be reviewed at the ned of the three months extension.
“You will recall that, in our quest to help shield you from the effects of the virus, Government took the decision to provide relief to Ghanaians, which included the absorption of electricity and water bills.
This relief package ended in December. However, with the continuing difficulties occasioned by the pandemic, I want to state that Government intends to continue to support the most vulnerable in our society. 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.
Additionally, all one million, five hundred thousand 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 package will be reviewed at the end of March.”