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The Ashanti Regional PRO for Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG), Erasmus Kyere Baidoo has advised Ghanaians to use electrical power wisely as his outfit begins to roll out government’s three months’ 'free electricity' amid coronavirus lockdown effective May 1.

He made this remark following the managing director of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) Kwame Agyeman-Budu's statement that the three months’ free electricity amid coronavirus lockdown will take effect from May 1.

In a live radio interview with Nana Ampratwum on SilverFM this morning urged the public to use the 'free electricity' wisely;

'' This is not the time to abuse the policy by doubling up the use of electricity in our various homes....the president knows the importance of electrical power in this crucial time that is why he wants a waiver on tariffs for Ghanaians''

''Do not to use this opportunity to waste energy since customers will pay for any additional energy outside government's waiver target''.

Mr Erasmus Baidoo reiterated that lifeline customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (persons who consume zero to 50 kilowatts-hours a month) shall have the 100% relief of their consumption for the months of April, May, and June, 2020.

Non-lifeline prepaid and post-paid customers (Residential and Commercial) will enjoy Fifty Percent (50%) reliefs on their electricity consumption in April, May and June using their March 2020 consumption as the benchmark.

''April benefits will be realised in May, May benefits in June, and June benefits in July''.

''Lifeline customers of the Electricity shall receive 100% relief of their consumption for the three months whiles

''Non-lifeline prepaid and post-paid shall receive 50% of their March, 2020 consumption for the months of April, May, and June 2020''.

The Ashanti Regional PRO also urged customers who purchase electricity with prepaid cards to do well to either swipe or insert their cards into their meters before visiting vending points or ECG offices to purchase credit.

The President, announced three months of free electricity for consumers of a particular category, to make up for lost income following the coronavirus lockdown in Accra and Kumasi.

Several calls have been made by both individuals and groups on the actual date for the commencement of electricity tariffs reduction since President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the waiver of electricity and water bills for the next three months.

Ghanaians can now heave a sigh of relief as the policy of 'free electricity' takes effect from May 1.

Mark F. / silveronline24 / SilverFM

 

 

Last modified on Thursday, 30 April 2020

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