The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has ended its free three months water delivery to Ghanaians effective Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
The free delivery of water took effect from April, 2020 following President Akufo-Addo’s announcement of government absorbing the three months cost of water delivery to every home in the West African nation as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The utility service provider, in a statement released on Monday, June 29, 2020, reminded Ghanaians about the end of the exercise and their responsibility to pay their water bills, henceforth.
“The month of June marks the Government’s directive to the Ghana Water Company Limited 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 bills will be the responsibility of the customer. The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, and the management of Ghana Water Company Limited therefore wish to inform customers and the general public that the last day of June 2020, officially ends the free water delivery”, the statement in part read.
With the closure of the free water delivery exercise, the company says Landlords and landladies could now revert to their arrangements with tenants prior to the free water delivery and further urged water vendors to resume their normal business after the last meter readings in June 2020.
The company further noted that disconnected customers who were reconnected to enable them enjoy the free water during the period April to June, must as a matter of urgency pay their arrears to remain connected.
“Disconnected customers will remain disconnected until their arrears are settled in full before their supply will be reinstated”, the utility service provider insisted.