A non-governmental organisation, Drinking water for Rural Africa (WRA), has lauded the federal government for using the initiative to absolve h2o tariffs for citizens for the next 3 months amid the coronavirus lockdown.
In accordance to WRA, the go will “cushion the citizenry at this trying time” as they test to comply with actions recommended by wellbeing experts to assistance curb the spread of Covid-19 in the place.
On Sunday, President Akufo-Addo in his hottest address on the coronavirus pandemic announced some incentives for the populace like the provision of food for deprived communities, firms, and Ghanaians as a complete which involved bearing the charge of drinking water for people across the state for Could, June and July 2020.
Even though acknowledging the development, the NGO also drew the focus of federal government to the simple fact that many “Ghanaians are not connected to h2o source instantly from Ghana Water Firm Confined (GWCL).”
“Government should guarantee that private h2o retail suppliers permit the general public to access drinking water for free of charge or probably with drastic reduction to assistance the slum dwellers to feel the impact of the intervention. If this is not enforced, the initiative will only effects the elites in the society who are mostly linked to GWCL or with mechanised borehole h2o supply at household,” WRA stated in an April 6 assertion.
In the push launch, Drinking water for Rural Africa inspired the Ghana Drinking water Corporation Limited (GWCL) “to maintain up the superior operate and stay away from likely into water rationing at a time like this, due to the fact this will surely defeat all the objective of the president’s directive.”
It also known as for the rehabilitation of pumps and pipes that are dysfunctional to extend the access of provide.