Coronavirus: ‘Free’ Electricity To Start On May 1 – ECG Boss

The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana, Mr Kwame Agyeman Badu has stated that the reduction in electricity tarrif will start on May 1, 2020.

The Managing Director of ECG assured the general public that the full cost of electricity bills planned by the government due to the restrictions in some parts of the country and the Covid 19 reduction will come to pass.

Addressing the nation, he said;

“We will ensure that electricity bills for all lifeline customers (persons who consume zero to 50 kilowatts-hours a month) will be fully absorbed by the government.

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

All the reliefs will be implemented from 1 May 2020. As we commend the president for the swift and decisive manner in which the COVID-19 global health pandemic is being handled let us also abide fully by the health guidelines”.