Lifeline consumers to Ghanaians who consume between 0 to 50 Kilowatts of energy daily as explained by Minister For Energy, Hon. John Peter Amewu, he stressed that consumers who have two lighting bulb points, a table top fridge and a fan for a limited number of hours on a daily basis are those classified as lifeline consumers.
Hon. Peter Amewu made these revelations whiles speaking in a press briefing held by the Information Ministry on Thursday,16th April, 2020. He went on to explain that government will absorbing the electricity bills of lifeline consumers of ECG, who cover over 1 million metres population and form 27.4 per cent of ECG’s entire customer base, will be GH¢ 8.5 million a month and a total GH¢ 25.5 million for the three months, he further stated.
In all, Mr Amewu stated that, the government will be spending a cumulative GH¢ 1 billion in absorbing the electricity bills of ECG customer population base of about 4.8 million metres across the country for the three months.
This comes after President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his last televised address to the nation announced some relief packages to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Ghanaian households and businesses. President Akufo-Addo stated that the government will be absorbing the entire electricity bills of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) lifeline consumers and 50 per cent of those of non-lifeline consumers.
QUESTION OF THE DAY?
Do You Qualify To Be A Lifeline Consumer?