- The government’s payment of water bills for all Ghanaians ends Tuesday, June 30
- The GWCL is reminding customers to note that they will be paying their bills from July
- Government settled the bills of Ghanaians as a way to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Ghanaians will begin paying for the water they use effective July 1, 2020, according to a statement issued by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).
The government of Ghana has been paying the water bills of all Ghanaians following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Ghana recorded its first cases in March.
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Following the announcement by President Akufo-Addo in March, the government took care of utility bills for Ghanaians for April, May, and June 2020.
The move was to give Ghanaians some cushion following the restriction on movement in Accra, Kumasi, Kasoa, and Tema during the lockdown.
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) sent out a reminder of the end of the intervention in a statement on Monday, June 29, 2020.
“The month of June marks the end of the Government’s directive to the Ghana Water Company Limited to serve Ghanaians with water for free as part of measures to curb the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers of GWCL must please note, that from hence, the payment of water bills will be the responsibility of the customer.”
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The Ghana Water Company further noted that its staff will begin visiting homes to read meters and assured they will abide by the COVID-19 safety protocols.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Water Company Limited is urging Ghanaians to desist from wasting water and rather store enough for use as it faces challenges with water supply in the capital, Accra, and other cities.
According to the management of the water company, consumers must ensure they increase storage of water while it flows through their taps.
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Source: Yen Ghana