K.A.P.N.D – Public Lecture On Electricity Bill Organized

The Council of Elders in Donkorkrom has organised a one day public lecture on the components of the electricity bill.

The programme, which was organised on Tuesday, August 18 saw officials from the Electeicity Company of Ghana, the Local Council of Churches, Chiefs and Elders, Opinion Leaders and natives of Donkorkrom attending.

Mr. Rockson Odum, the District Commercial Officer of ECG during his speech made it known that, it is always prudent to draw the attention of Officers of ECG whenever you realised your bills are not coming.

“Most often, people feel its to their advantage whenever their bills are not coming. They relax, enjoy the electricity and when bills finally comes, they complain about the huge amount. Whenever you realise your bills are delaying, you must draw the attention of officers to help rectify the problem” he said.

In an attempt to answer a question on the possible breakdown of the Covid19 relief, the DCO stated that, bills for March were used in determining the Covid19 relief for everybody.

“After the President announced the Covid19 relief, the bills of March were used to determine how much an individual is entitled to. Its the same amount that is being used across board” he added.

Speaking at the durbar, Nana Akuamoah Boateng Tano II, the Chief of Atakora made it known that, such meetings and programmes are very essential and necessary for the people.

The programme, which took place at the Pentecost Church – Asikasu, lasted for a maximum of 3 hours.

Speaking with some of the people present, they told aframplainsstories.com that, things are now clearer to them.

“We all thought the Covid19 relief will be 50% of any bill that will come. We never understood things this way earlier. Its really beneficial that we came and we look forward for more of such” they said.

The programme was organised after people raised concern about the amount they are paying for electricity even though H.E Nana Addo had earlier stated that, the president is giving a Covid19 relief on electricity.

Mr. Rockson also made it known that, commercial users and people who uses more than 50 units are not part of the free electricity.

“As long as you are using 50 or less units, the Government is taking full charge of your electricity bill. For those using more 51 and above, you will have to foot your bill” he emphasized.

Source: aframplainsstories.com/Joshua Tettey

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