Consumers of electricity in the Republic of Ghana have started enjoying the free electricity promised by the President H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The GHS1.04 billion electricity relief, which covers the months of April, May and June, is part of measures being introduced by the Akufo-Addo- administration to cushion Ghanaians due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The government is bearing the full cost of electricity for lifeline consumers while commercial consumers will enjoy 50 percent payment for the three months.
Some customers who shared their prepaid receipt on social media praised the President for keeping to his promise.
In a video posted on Facebook by a lady known as Lucy Oforiwaah Effah, she is heard loudly saying: “This is a testimony from grandma…so I bought a prepaid GHS30 because I was moving to a different place I needed to top up so I wouldn’t go off today or tomorrow …I saw Covid-19 government relief of GHS120 so my balance is GHS 143.48. God bless you Nana Akufo-Addo… There is no deceit. This is the evidence. It is clear.”
Meanwhile, The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is reminding its prepaid customers to either swipe or insert their cards into their meters before visiting vending points or ECG offices to purchase credit.
The ECG, in a statement, said the directive is to enable it “gather accurate consumption data to ensure a smooth implementation of the Government of Ghana (GoG) COVID-19 Electricity Relief.”
It further advised customers to contact its district offices or call centres to resolve any challenges with regards to the GoG COVID-19 electricity relief.
A copy of prepaid receipt a customer shared on social media