Government has suspended the citizenry from paying utility bill for three months in order to alleviate the burden that has confronted them in the fight against COVID-19.
In addition, the major utility companies in the country, including the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) would constantly supply the nation with electric power and water.
This was made known by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his fifth address to the nation held on Sunday in Accra.
“The GWCL and the ECG have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period,” he said.
The President stated that pragmatic measures were in place to ensure the people from the major lockdown areas did not get affected out of their home stay to enhance their livelihoods.
He observed that energy and water were the major propellers for daily survival, thus have collaborated with those two institutions to improve their services to the people.
In the light of this, he has taken upon himself to absorb the water bills from April to June.
He noted that during the lockdown period, lots of people were not working, adding that this was the least the government could do to support them.
Nana Akufo-Addo stressed that all water tankers, publicly and privately-owned, were also going to be mobilised to ensure the supply of water to all vulnerable communities.
He underscored the need for the country to be served with adequate power and water supply, saying “there will be no disconnection of supply.”
The President however urged the people to collaborate with him, stressing that their lives were paramount and should do everything to protect them till the pandemic becomes history.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE