Water tankers deployed nationwide to supply water supply

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has deployed tanker services to supply water nationwide.

As part of implementation of President Akufo-Addo’s directive for free water supply across the country, the Sanitation Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah disclosed at a press briefing today that polytanks will be installed in all urban and rural areas which lack standpipes to ensure that no household in the nation is exempted from free water accessibiliy.

She noted that the expenses of the tanker services have been absorbed by the government, therefore no person is to be charged for the supply of water for the months of April, May and June.

“All community-based water systems are to serve water to the community residents for free. All water bills for the above months for all domestic customers and standpipe users will be absorbed by government. I’m stressing this so that there will be no confusion. Also, hospitals, clinics and other health centers will enjoy priority supply of water as they have been doing.”

“We’re also going to install polytanks in urban areas as well as if necessary the rural areas to make sure water is easily accessible. There are areas that have pipelines but are suffering from lack of water, these areas are being listed for tanker services to serve them and these tanker services are being deployed nationwide to supply water’’, she stated.

She however added that persons with arrears to the Ghana Water Company will have their arrears suspended for the three months and afterwards mandated to pay up their debt.


Source: Peacefmonline

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