President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that government will fully cover the electricity bills of low-income consumers in the country with others enjoying a 50 percent reduction for three months amid the Coronavirus fight.
It comes after former President, John Dramani Mahama pressured for the reduction of both electricity and LPG due to economic crises Ghanaians are facing.
Mahama had also urged government to give tax relief to data users in the current crises.
The former president seems vindicated now as his clarion calls have yielded positive response from government that had already agreed to take care of the water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June 2020
The leader of the opposition NDC had argued that electricity and gas are more expensive than water, urging government to consider reducing the costs of power and LPG gas as part of his social intervention for Ghanaians.
In a Facebook write-up, Mr Mahama said: “Since a significant number of people are in WFH (working-from-home) mode, the use of data and ICT mediums have become imperative.
“The government should consider, also, a temporary relief from the Communication Service Tax (CST) in order to grant some relief to data users.