The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has announced the extention free water supply to Ghanaians to end of the year 2020.
“The general public is hereby informed that H.E. the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo has extended the policy on “Free Water For All Ghanaians” for another three months from 1 October to 31 December, 2020,” a statement from the Ministry said.
This will the third time government is extending free water supply since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 to cushion the impact of the dreaded disease on the economic livelihood of the citizens.
According to the statement signed by sector Minister Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the decision to extend the free water supply is to enable Ghanaians to continue to observe the hygiene protocols against Covid-19.
It therefore called on consumers to make judicious use of water during regular hand washing and other household use.
However, the Sanitation and Water Resources Ministry cautioned landlords and tanker service providers to refrain from charging or selling water to consumers.
“The Ministry further wishes to urge all landlords and tanker service providers to refrain from charging or selling water to consumers as Govenment is paying for the water,” the statement concluded.