Government To Sustain Free Water For 3 Months, Electricity Till December
The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has confirmed that the Akuffo Addo led government is set to sustain the provision of free water for the next three months and electricity till the end of the year for life line customers across the country.
According to him, since the global pandemic has affected the economic means of the ordinary Ghanaian, it has left others being at home without any financial means.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament, the Finance Minister said "Government deems it helpful to support Ghanaians amidst this abnormal times. This development was introduced during the three weeks lockdown period that many were home and were not getting financial support.
He added that the free provision of water and electricity have been subsidized to help consumers cope with the economic challenges arising in the wake of the pandemic.
Ken Ofori-Atta also stated that in the next few weeks government will launch a GHc100 billion economic recovery programme aimed at restoring Ghana’s economy and getting it back on track following the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said "Mr Speaker, we wish to take this opportunity to announce to the people of Ghana that the President and his team have done a lot of thinking since March and brainstormed over the crisis, with the view of using the challenges it presents, rather as an opportunity to transform Ghana and for all Ghanaians"
He noted that the Ghana Cares Programme, also known as the "Obatanpa" is aimed at “anchoring the comprehensive transformation of our society"
Story by: Bervelyn Henrietta Allotey