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COVID-19: Mahama Urges Gov't To Subsidize Electricity Tariffs

COVID-19: Mahama Urges Gov't To Subsidize Electricity Tariffs
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Former President John Dramani Mahama is asking government to subsidise electricity tariff amid the Coronavirus outbreak in Ghana.

Mr. Mahama in a statement suggested that “a subsidy payment from the Stabilization Fund to the ECG and other generating companies can provide some temporary relief, however small, to consumers in this difficult period.”

The former President also acknowledged that although government’s decision to provide a relief from water tariffs is commendable, “the lack of water in many parts of the specified areas make the three-month cancellation of tariffs meaningless for some.”

Mr. Mahama thus emphasized the need for the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to be supported to increase the supply of water “to make this gesture meaningful to all.”

“Our people are also urged not to waste water at this critical time,” Mr. Mahama added.

---citinewsroom

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