The government’s free water supply to homes has been extended to the end of the year, 31st December 2020.
The free water policy was necessitated by the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo in one of his addresses to the nation gave a three-month free water and electricity supply to Ghanaians which was extended for another three months.
A statement signed by the Minister for Sanitation and Natural Resources, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, on Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 has announced the government’s plan to extend the free water policy to the end of the year.
The general public is hereby informed that H.E. the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo has extended the policy on “Free Water For All Ghanaians” for another three months from 1st October to 31st December 2020.
This is to enable Ghanaians continue with the protocols especially the washing of hands under running water, to help fight the covid-19 pandemic.
The Ministry appeals to consumers to use water judiciously in the observance of the protocols.
The Ministry further wishes to urge all landlords and tanker service providers to refrain from charging or selling water to consumers as Government is paying for the water.”
This was later extended from June to September 2020 and now extended to the end of 2020. The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is further appealing to consumers to use the water wisely to avoid shortage of water during the festive season.