TheNorthern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) has given an assurance that all lifeline consumers will enjoy the free electricity supply as directed by the president until the end of the year, 2020.
Lifeline consumers are residential customers whose consumption is within zero to 50 kilowatt a month and thus amount to GHC 19.25 a month.
The package formed part of government relief effort to ameliorate the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the citizens.
Prior to the extension of the free electricity supply; all other categories above the 50 kilowatts enjoyed fifty percent subsidy for three months which ended in July.
In a press release copied to Diamond News, issued by NEDCO and signed by the Managing Director, Osmani A. Ayuba, it assured that everyone who is entitled to the promised reliefs would get the full and comprehensive delivery of it.
The statement said the implementation would tarry by a month hence the July 2020 relief meant for lifeline customers, would be realized in August and subsequent months would be rolled over lasting until January 2021.
It said “in all cases, since this is only an extension of the earlier phase, it bears repeating that the benchmark remains the March 2020 consumption of all customers; exceptional cases would have to be addressed on their peculiar merits.”
NEDCO said prepaid lifeline customers would have their meters credited with free 50 kilowatts while postpaid lifeline customers would receive their reliefs of 50KWH worth GHC19.25 in their bills from August 2020 to January 2021.
Story by: Nelson Nyadror Adanuti