July 29, 2020
Ghana extends relief measures in response to COVID-19
In a nationwide broadcast on 26 July 2020 (update #14), Ghana's President addressed the nation on the progress being made in the fight against COVID-19 and the additional measures being taken by the Government to alleviate the hardships occasioned by the pandemic.
The President announced that the Government had extended the provision of free electricity supply to lifeline tariff customers until the end of the year and reduced the Communication Service Tax from 9% to 5%, effective September 2020.
Additionally, the President indicated that the following plans or measures would be implemented:
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