- Some residents at Kokomlemle have lamented that they are unable to enjoy free water for 3 months as directed by the president
- According to them, the people who provide the public with tap water still charge them for the service
- This appears to be a violation of President Nana Akufo-Addo's orders and has gathered many reactions among Ghanaians
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Residents of Kokomlemle have lamented that they are unable to enjoy the free water that was promised by the government for three months as they still pay for it.
Some of the locals in the area made the revelation to JoyNews in a short video documentary sighted by YEN.com.gh.
According to the residents, the people who provide them with tap water claim that government was not the one who constructed the tap for them, and so they cannot offer it to the public freely.
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One of the women who sell containers of water to the residents indicated in the interview that her husband gave her strict orders not to give water freely to anybody.
It would be recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo provided a list of relief measures for Ghanaians in a bid to lessen their struggles amid the COVID-19 crisis.
One of the measures he announced was for Ghanaians, particularly those in the areas under partial lockdown, to be provided with free water for three months.
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The development that some people would refuse to provide free water to the public seems to stand against the president's orders and many Ghanaians have been reacting to this:
According to Yakubu Shaibu, the water can only be free for people who already have tap in their houses and not those who get it from public places.
Adjei Maxwell Adjetey opined that there have not been adequate measures put in place to ensure the process of giving out free water is fully enhanced.
In other news, a Ghanaian health worker who lives in the United States of America (USA) has made a video seriously warning everyone to stay away from hospitals in these times.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the woman explained that hospitals, these days have become breeding places of the novel coronavirus.
According to her, the only condition under which someone could visit the hospital is if they suffer heart attack, a terrible stroke, have extreme difficulty in breathing, or any other sensitive emergency situation.
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