Government will absorb the water bills of all Ghanaians for April, May and June, the President has announced.
“Government will absorb the water bills for all Ghanaians for the next three months. That is April, May and June.
“All water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, are also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to all vulnerable communities.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says this is part of measures to mitigate the effects of the deadly coronavirus on Ghanaians as strict measures are taken to stop its spread.
He made this known in a nationwide broadcast on television Sunday night.
The scourge of coronavirus has taken a toll on Ghanaians as there has been a 14-day partial lockdown since Monday, March 30.
Businesses have ground to a halt as most have been closed with many observing the oft-talked about social distancing.
President Akufo-Addo said soft loans of up to a total of GH¢600 million will be made available for access to micro- and small-scale businesses with a moratorium of one year and to be paid within two years.
Utility companies have also been directed not to cut supply of utilities.
“Again, the Ghana Water Company Limited and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period.
“In addition, there will be no disconnection of supply.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana