The Ghana Water Company has announced that water vendors can resume their normal business after the final meter readings in June 2020.
This has become necessary after the President announced that the lockdown which accompanied free access to water, be lifted.
The free water that was provided to Ghanaians during the lockdown as part of measures to curb the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic will end after close of today.
In a News Release, circulated by the Chief Manager of the company, Stanley Martey, said payment of water bills will hence be the responsibility of the customers of the Ghana Water Company.
“The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, and Management of GWCL therefore wish to inform consumers and the general public that the last day of June 2020, officially ends the free water delivery”, the release stated.
The company however assured its customers that the meter readers and their frontline workers will continue to “adhere and practice in full, all the protocols and protect themselves”.
In addition, it would ensure that customers would also protect themselves with the company’s apparels, ID Cards, personal sanitizers and face masks before meters are accessed.
The release noted that landlords can revert to the arrangements with tenants prior to the free water delivery, asking customers who owe the water company to as a matter of urgency, pay their arrears to remain connected.
It further stated that “disconnected customers will remain disconnected until their arrears are settles in full before their supply will be reinstated”.
Ghana Water Company however expressed sincere appreciation to the Akuffo-Addo government for the kind gesture to Ghanaians and all agencies who supported the free water delivery.
The company noted that all its collection and pay points are opened during working hours adding that, customers can also pay via mobile money on all telecommunication networks.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | talksafrica.com