No water bill for Ghanaians until next year – Government announces

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has announced the extension of government’s free water policy to consumers.

All Ghanaians get to enjoy three more months of the “Free Water For All Ghanaians” policy from October 1 to December 31, 2020, a statement signed by the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, reveals.

This decision by government “is to enable Ghanaians continue with the protocols especially the washing of hands under running water, to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Ministry, however advised consumers to use water wisely and further cautioned landlords and tanker drivers to stop selling water as directed by the government.

“The Ministry further wishes to urge landlords and tanker service providers to refrain from charging or selling water to consumers as Government is paying for the water,” the Ministry stated.

Government absorbed water and electricity bills of consumers for the months of April, May and June during the lockdown as a relief package in response to the economic challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

After the 3-month period ended in May 2020, government further extended the policy for additional three months ending September 2020.

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