Free electricity for lifeline customers to begin August 1-ECG

Must Read

Free SHS saved Akosombo Textile Limited from collapse – Manager

Factory Manager of the Akosombo Textile Limited (ATL), Ing. Kenneth Asare says the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy...

[Opinion] The best time to apply for Ghanaian Passport is now; thanks to government effort

If there were any application process which Ghanaians dreaded most then it was the acquisition of Ghanaian passport. Passport...

EC owes no registration supervisors – Dr. Bossman Asare

The Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Bossman Asare has reacted to...
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) said from Saturday, August 1, 2020 it will begin the implementation of government’s electricity relief for lifeline customers as part of efforts to ease the hardship COVID-19 has brought on Ghanaians.

According to a statement from the ECG, the relief will end in January 2021.

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta announced on July 23, 2020, while presenting the 2020 mid-year budget review in Parliament, that the government will absorb the full electricity bills for lifeline customers for the rest of the year.

The ECG statement said lifeline customers are those who consume up to 50kilowatts per month, adding that “lifeline customers on both prepaid and postpaid metering systems will realize their relief effective August 2020 to January 2021.”

ECG further said customers on smart prepaid meters will be automatically credited next month with their free lifeline units, while customers on non-smart prepaid meters would have to visit their vending points to recharge in order to receive their free lifeline units each month.

“With regards to postpaid lifeline customers, their bills from August 2020 will indicate the government’s absorption of their lifeline consumption,” the statement added.

Below is the statement from ECG

SourceABC News

Submit your stories or articles to or Whatsapp them to +233 553620623

- Advertisement -


Latest News

PPP to name new flagbearer by August 31

The Progressive People's Party (PPP) has served notice it will have a flagbearer for the 2020 general elections by...

2020 election won’t be won based on Free SHS – PPP ‘warns’ Akufo-Addo

The Progressive People's Party has said that the 2020 general elections will not be won based on the successes chalked by the Free Senior High...

Government must consider converting “Grade A” Senior High Schools into tertiary institutions – Lawyer advocates

Legal practitioner and a journalist with the Despite Media Group, Lawyer Tweneboah Koduah has recommended to the government to consider converting  "Grade A" Senior...

Free SHS did not affect the quality of education – Headmaster

Contrary to claims that the Free Senior High school has affected the quality of education, Headmaster of St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School, Paul...

2020 Elections: Our party won’t collapse because Nduom isn’t contesting – PPP

The Progressive People's Party (PPP) has indicated that the decision by Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom to step down from contesting in the 2020 general...

More Articles Like This

%d bloggers like this: