The government of Ghana has announced that it will take responsibility for water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, thus April, May, and June.
This was announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo during his fifth nation address on Sunday, April 5 at the Jubilee House.
“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. In addition, there would be no disconnection in supply. Furthermore, the government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months, thus April, May, and June. All water tankers, publicly and privately owned are also going to be mobilized to ensure the supply of water for all vulnerable communities,” the president said.
The new arrangement forms part of measures by the government to lessen the impact of the virus.
Meanwhile, the president mentioned that the test results of some 15,384 persons who were reached through contact-tracing will determine the next action of the government in line with fighting the virus.
Ghana has now recorded 214 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with five deaths and three recoveries.