Free Water and Electricity Tariff Exemptions can Reduce Poverty and Promote Post-Covid-19 Recovery in Ghana
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Over 77% of households in Ghana have suffered income losses because of the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving families struggling to meet their basic needs. Low-income and vulnerable members of society have been hardest hit by rising unemployment rates, lost wages, and diminished remittances. As part of its efforts to promote an inclusive pandemic recovery, the government introduced a variety of policies to address these challenges and address growing inequality. These include policies to ensure the availability of necessities.