Madam Cecilia Ama Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has disproved allegations that, Persons owing the Ghana Water Company Limited will not enjoy the free water for the next three months.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Water Company had said persons owing would have to settle their arrears before getting the free water.
Madam Cecilia at a press briefing on Tuesday morning indicated that this was not the case.
“The arrears will be kept as arrears, but those who owe will enjoy [free] water for April, May and June so there shouldn’t be any alarm. The arrears are on hold,” she said.
The sector minister also urged landlords to desist from charging tenants for water usage within the three months.
“I know there are landlords who also charge tenants for water. With all due respect, the water should be given to all tenants free because the landlords will not be paying water bills for April, May and June”
The Ghana Water Company Limited has said that, customers who had their lines disconnected will not enjoy the government’s announced free water supply.
The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Dr. Clifford Braimah says the company will not move to reconnect customers ahead of the reliefs.