- The Ghana Water Company Limited says customers who owe will not enjoy the free water supply promised by Akufo-Addo
- President Akufo-Addo announced that for the next three months Ghanaians will not be paying water bills as part of measures to alleviate their plight during the lockdown
- But the CEO of the GWCL says those who owe the company must pay their debts in order to be guaranteed the free water supply
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Despite President Nana Akufo-Addo’s directive on Sunday, April 5, 2020, that government will foot the water bills of Ghanaians for the next three months, the service provider, Ghana Water Company Limited, says otherwise.
According to the GWCL, customers who have defaulted in payment and have been disconnected will not enjoy the free water supply announced by President Akufo-Addo.
In an interview with Citi FM on Monday, April 6, 2020, the CEO of the company, Dr. Clifford Braimah, customers who owe the company must settle their debts before they can expect to enjoy the free water.
“The people who are owing us, we expect that they pay before they get free water. … the President is not telling me to give free water to those who are not connected because the president is not paying for January or February. And so those owing will have to pay,” he opined.
The President also assured Ghanaians in his address that electricity and water supply will be constant and uninterrupted in this COVID-19 lockdown period where everyone is expected to be home and indoors.
President Akufo-Addo has also announced a three-month tax holiday for all health workers to motivate them in the fight against COVID-19.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo has given an account of the monies accrued so far in the COVID-19 National Trust Fund.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed that a total sum of GH¢8.75 million has been received so far from the general public.
The amount also includes $600,000, from Ghanaians in the diaspora, the President indicated during the televised address.
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