The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced that government’s directive to supply free water to Ghanaians will end on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
The Company has, therefore, informed its customers that payment of water bills would be their responsibility after the last meter reading for the month of December, 2020.
On that score, it indicated that landlords and landladies can revert to the arrangement they had with their tenants before the implementation of the free water services.
“Water vendors can/must resume their normal business after the last meter reading in December, 2020. Disconnected customers who were reconnected to enable them enjoy the free water during the period, must as a matter of urgency pay their arrears to remain connected.
“All GWCL collection/pay points are opened during normal working hours and customers can also pay their bills via mobile money channels with all the telecommunication networks,” a release dated December 22, 2020 stated.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government absorbed water bills for all citizens from April to June.
The GWCL announced the expiration of the free water intervention at the end of June, with the expectation that consumers would start paying for the utility from July.
However, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, announced, in the Mid-Year Budget Review in Parliament, that the government would absorb domestic water bills for citizens again from July to the end of September.
Government extended its free water supply package for all Ghanaians for another three months, to end of year 2020.
The directive was to support Ghanaians to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com