09 April 2020 – Government to subsidize electricity bills nationally until end of June

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Social Services
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government, Electricity Company of Ghana

Overview: Electricity subsidy announced for April, May and June. Government will fully absorb electricity bills for the poorest of the poor, i.e: lifeline consumers. This will cover persons who consume 0 to 50-kilowatt hours per month for this period. This forms part of relief interventions by the state amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Other categories of consumers will enjoy a 50 percent discount within the same period. For all other consumers, residential and commercial, the government will absorb 50 percent of your electricity bill for this period using your March 2020 bill as the benchmark,” he noted.
Full details here: https://citinewsroom.com/2020/04/covid-19-government-to-absorb-electricity-bills-for-the-poor-others-to-enjoy-50-slash/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Due to effect of the lockdown on the income in majority of residents, the Government made this intervention to cushion the burden of the people.