COVID-19 lockdown: We will only provide constant water if ECG supplies power - Sanitation Minister

COVID-19 lockdown: We will only provide constant water if ECG supplies power - Sanitation Minister

- The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has revealed that the Ghana Water Company Limited will adhere to the President’s directives under one condition

- According to her, since the GWCL does not work in isolation, the water would only flow through the taps only if the ECG provides electricity to them

- Cecilia Dapaah stated that if the lights go off they would be affected

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The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has revealed that the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will adhere to the President’s directives only under one condition.

According to her, since the GWCL does not work in isolation, the water would only flow through the taps only if the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) provides electricity to them.

Speaking in an interview on Onua FM’s Yen Sempa, she said the Electricity Company of Ghana has been spoken to in this regard to do the needful.

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President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in a televised broadcast, assured Ghanaians of constant water and electricity supply, during this period.

She added that prior to the announcement by the President, a meeting was held involving all the stakeholders to discuss the way forward for the implementation of such a directive

"We work with pumps and reservoirs so if the power goes off, it will affect us”.

The sanitation minister added that areas with water scarcity would be provided with water supplied by water tankers.

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In other news, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that there would be no taxes on the salaries for all health workers for the next three months.

He additionally stated that there would be a 50% additional allowance of the basic salary for all frontline health workers helping save lives and fight the coronavirus.

The president made this known while addressing the nation on the measures taken by the government with regards to the coronavirus pandemic in a televised broadcast.

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