All of us thought President Nana Akufo-Addo was enjoying politics when he gave Ghanaians free water and electrical energy through the COVID pandemic and forward of the 2020 common elections.
That conclusion gave the impression to be confirmed when the Ghana Water Firm introduced that the free water package deal ends on December thirty first, conveniently straight after the elections had been over!
Nonetheless, in his newest nationwide deal with delivered on the night time of Sunday, January third 2021, President Akufo-Addo has introduced that the free water and electrical energy package deal is being prolonged for 3 months.
This system is not common but it surely’s nonetheless focused at ‘essentially the most vulnerabe in society’.
Akufo-Addo stated in his deal with: “Authorities took the choice to offer reduction to Ghanaians, which included the absorption of electrical energy and water payments. This reduction package deal led to December. Nonetheless, with the persevering with difficulties occasioned by the pandemic, I wish to state that Authorities intends to proceed to help essentially the most susceptible in our society.
He added: “Authorities will, thus, proceed to pay the electrical energy payments for our nation’s a million lively lifeline clients for the subsequent three months, i.e. January, February and March,”
Akufo-Addo additionally stated Ghana Water clients who use lower than 5 cubic metres of water in a month won’t pay any water payments.
These new reliefs will final till March.
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