Ghanaians excited as they start enjoying free electricity as promised by Akuffo-Addo
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has earned praise from the African community on social media following his announcement that his government will foot the electricity and water bills of all Ghanaians for the months of April, May and June.
In an address to the nation, the Head of State announced that no one in Ghana will have his electricity bill disconnected for the next three months for lack of payment.
“The Ghana Water Company Limited and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. There will be no disconnection of supply.”
These measures announced by President Akufo-Addo are aimed at cushioning the public, especially the vulnerable families, from effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The information minister announced in the mid week of April that the free electricity would take effect from May. A lot of Ghanaians waited in anticipation for it.
On May 2nd 2020, the promise the president made was fulfilled and he has won the hearts of many.
The free water supply for three months, the motivation packages for nurses, security services and other frontline workers have added some flavour to the excitement.
Water is considered a crucial component of fighting the Covid-19 as everyone in Ghana is advised to regularly wash hands with soap to arrest the spread of the virus.
Ghana’s Coronavirus case count has risen to 2,169 with 229 recoveries and a death toll of 18.
The new cases were updated by the Ghana Health Service on May 2, 2020.
The update means that Ghana has recorded 95 additional cases of COVID-19 since April 28, when the case count was at 2074.
The latest update comes from the results of 3,552 samples that were tested by the various testing centers across the country.
18 more people have recovered since the last update.