Akufo-Addo’s promise of constant flow of water a complete failure – John Mahama laments
John Mahama, former President of Ghana says although the government has announced that it will absorb water bills for three months, the taps, on the contrary, remain shut as there is no water flowing through them as was expected.
President Akufo-Addo in his fifth update on measures put in place to fight COVID-19 said: “Ghana Water Company Limited and the Electricity Company Limited of Ghana has been directed to provide a constant supply of water and power during this period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of power.”
“Furthermore the government will absorb water bills of Ghanaians for the next three months ie April, May, June.”
But speaking at a short event to donate some food items for some 20,000 households across the country, the former President mentioned that although a promise of constant flow of water has been made, the promise seems not to have been fulfilled.
He noted that the taps are not flowing and therefore will an impediment to frequent hand washing in order to get rid of the virus.
“Even though water tariffs have been absorbed for the next three months, there have been loud complaints of interruptions in the supply of treated water through pipes and/or water tankers”. He said
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) used the opportunity to urge the government to redouble its efforts in this sector in order to give meaning to the campaign for regular handwashing with soap under running water”.