The Ghana Water Company Limited says it will on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 end the free water package announced by President Akufo-Addo some few months ago.
In one of his nationwide televised addresses, President Akufo-Addo disclosed that the rationale behind the implementation of the initiative was to alleviate the economic impacts imposed by COVID-19 on especially vulnerable families, as a results of the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.
“The Ghana Water Company Limited and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. There will be no disconnection of supply,” he said.
In a statement, the Chief Manager of the Company, Stanley Martey indicated that free delivery of water ends on the last day of the month of June.
“The month of June marks the end of the Governments directive to the Ghana Water Company Limited to serve Ghanaians with water for free as part of measures to curb the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers of GWCL must please note, that from hence, the payment of water bills will be the responsibility of the customer,” the statement read.
He further said that meter readers, and all frontline staff will continue to adhere to all the COVID-19 protocols to protect themselves before accessing their premises to read meters.
Read full statement below:
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com