Covid-19: Gov’t extends free water to end of year

The Government of Ghana has extended the implementation of the free water supply  to homes in the country till December 31 this year, a statement issued by the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has said.

According to the statement on Wednesday, September 23, this is to enable Ghanaians continue observing the protocols outlined to wipe out the coronavirus from the country.

One of the key protocols is handwashing under running water.

The statement signed by Cecilia Abena Dapaah said: “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 1st October to 31st December 2020.

“This 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 appeals to consumers to use water judiciously in the observance of the protocols.

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

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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