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The Cape Verdean Government will assume the debts and costs of reconnecting or connecting electricity and water services for the poorest families in Cabo Verde.

The measure was introduced to give the poorest families “decent consumption” of electricity and water, This is in accordance with two resolutions which came into force on December 15 and will be valid until December 31, 2021. The aim  is to alleviate the economic difficulties that have been aggravated this year by the crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

The Government is proposing to take over the debts in arrears and the cost of reconnecting water and electricity services for poor households whose services have been cut.

Fonte: Lusa