The Ministry of Finance has released about GH¢1.2 billion as part payment for the free electricity and water supplied to Ghanaians as part of the COVID-19 relief by government.
ECG has received at least GH¢1 billion as part payment for the free power supplied to the public.
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), on the other hand, has received about GH¢180 million for providing free water to the general public since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the region.
Sources at the Ministry of Finance said the Minister-designate for Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, had budgeted GH¢1.8 billion for the provision of free electricity and water.
The free water and power package forms part of several social interventions rolled out by government to cushion citizens in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.