- Source: www.thenewindependentonlinw.com
The distribution of free water by the Government of Ghana through the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) ends this month, December,2020.
According to a statement signed by the GWCL’s Chief Manager for Public Relations and Communications, Stanley Martey. indicated that, the free flow of water at homes without any payment would come to an end on December, 2020.
The statement further said, “31st December 2020, marks the end of the Govemment’s directive to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to serve Ghanaians with water for free as part of measures to curb the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Customers of GWCL must please note, that from hence, the payment of water bill will be the responsibility of the customer.
Adding that, it wish to inform consumers and the general public that the last meter reading for the month of December 2020 officially ends the free water delivery.
Therefore assured customers that, meter readers, and all frontline staff will continue to adhere and practice in full, all the protocols to protect themselves and our cherished customers, including cladding themselves in GWCL apparel, identity cards, personal sanitizers and face masks, before accessing their premises to read the meters”.
For households, the statement read, “Landlords and Landladies can/must revert to the arrangements with tenants prior to the free water delivery. 2. Water vendors can/must resume their normal business after the lag meter reading in December, 2020. 3.
Disconnected customers who were reconnected to enable them enjoy the free water during the period, must as a matter of urgency pay their arrears to remain connected.
However, disconnected customers will remain disconnected until their arrears are settled in full before their supply will be restored whiles all GWCL collection/pay points will be opened during normal working hours for customers to pay their bills as well through the various mobile money channels with all the telecommunications networks”.