We’ll provide constant water if ECG gives us constant power – Minister

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has assured that the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will adhere to the President’s directives of providing adequate and constant water supply to Ghanaians in the wake of COVID-19.

The Minister said the GWCL does not work in isolation and as such the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) which provides electricity to the GWCL to supply water has been spoken to in that regard.

President Akufo-Addo on Sunday assured Ghanaians of constant water and electricity supply, adding that government will absorb three months water bills of Ghanaians, from April to June 2020.

Shedding light on it in an interview on Onua FM’s Yen Sempa on Monday, Madam Abena Dapaah said prior to the announcement by the President, a meeting was held involving all the stakeholders.

The Minister said in Twi “We sat down with the President. All the stakeholders were invited and the ECG has assured us of constant supply of power to be able to provide water”.

She added, “he invited ECG, GRIDCo and Ghana Water Company. We work with pumps and reservoirs so if the power goes off, it will affect us”.

Tanker water supply

Madam Dapaah said it was also discussed at the meeting that areas where water is scarce would be provided with water supplied by water tankers.

“We shall role out plans for the areas that do not have water supply and households that do not have water,” the minister assured.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana

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