Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that over the next three months, residents across Ghana will not pay water bills.
This move, aims to ease the plight of Ghanaians in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
President Addo made this known on Sunday night, April 5, 2020, as he updated the nation for the fifth time on measures government is taking to end the spread of coronavirus in Ghana.
He says for the months of April, May and June 2020 no water bill should be paid.
The nation’s number one citizen says water tankers will be mobilized to places where residents do not have pipes running through their homes.
“The Ghana Water Company and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure stable supply of water and electricity during this period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of supply, he said.
“Furthermore, government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, that is April, May and June. All water tankers, publicly and privately-owned are also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to vulnerable communities.”
Ghana currently has 214 confirmed cases of coronavirus and five deaths related to the virus.