President Akufo-Addo has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) to ensure Ghanaians enjoy stable supply of power during this lockdown period.
This means that power rationing will be a thing of the past.
The president made this known in his 5th COVID-19 address on Sunday, April, 5.
‘We are in difficult times, and that is why I directed the Minister for Finance to send to Parliament the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP), whose objective is to protect households and livelihoods, support micro, small, and medium-sized businesses, minimise job losses, and source additional funding for promotion of industries to shore up and expand industrial output for domestic consumption and exports’.
‘Again, the Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of supply. Furthermore, Government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, i.e. April, May and June. All water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, are also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to all vulnerable communities’.
Ghana has confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19, health officials have said.
This brings the total number of cases in Ghana to 214 as of April 5, 2020.
An update by the Ghana Health Service stated that six of the cases were recorded in the country’s epicentre of the pandemic, Greater Accra while three are from the Ashanti region.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in a statement said, among the cases from Greater Accra, one is a 37-year-old woman with no history of travel nor contact with a confirmed case.
“One is a repeat test of a travellers under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on a repeat test. Four are contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing,” the statement added.
The GHS noted, “of the three cases from Ashanti region, two are Ghanaians who travelled to Ghana from France within the past 14 days and the third one is a Ghanaian who has no history of travel out of the country nor contact with any confirmed case.”
As of 4th April, 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 214 cases of COVID-19 with five deaths.