In this period of economic and health crisis in Gabon, linked to covid-19, the energy and water company (Seeg) has agreed to provide free water and electricity for some 400,000 subscribers. The company's chief executive officer, Alain Patrick Kouma, recently made public the criteria for selecting the customers benefiting from this exceptional measure.
It is one of the measures taken to support populations as the coronavirus pandemic is still prevalent in Gabon. The government has decided to make water and electricity free for 398,934 subscribers of the energy and water company (Seeg). The company, which has just signed up to this measure, will have to supply free water and electricity to the inhabitants eligible for the provision, including those who are in arrears with bill payments.
On April 9, 2020, the Managing Director of the Seeg, Alain Patrick Kouma, made public the criteria for selecting the customers benefiting from this exceptional measure.
The criteria for the selection of beneficiary customers
As far as water is concerned, this includes all customers in the “private individuals” category. These represent a mass of 150,000 subscribers at a monthly cost of 2.229 billion CFA francs (3.39 million). Access to these measures will be made effective by granting each subscriber concerned a credit of 20,000 CFA francs including tax (including all taxes), or the equivalent of 30.48 euros.
With regard to electricity, the main beneficiaries are customers who have taken out an electricity subscription at the social rate for power ranging from 1 to 6 kW, corresponding to a total of 248,000 subscribers, at a monthly cost estimated at 4.958 billion CFA francs (7.55 million euros).
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