The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company(GWT), Stanley Martey has said that every Ghanaian benefited from the free water policy introduce by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to mitigate the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the citizenry.
According to him, per the company’s responsibility which is to serve urban population, every house enjoys some free component of water supply, pipe borne water or tanker sources irrespective.
“I will say the entire population of Ghana benefited or enjoyed the free water policy”.
“If you look at Ghana Water Company for instance, we serve urban population and for the domestic level it is suppose to be free and so when you consume water in your home then it suppose to be free and that was what happened. So whereever you find yourself whether you bought water from a tanker service or whatever, you still had a water component of it for free so every Ghanaian, every citizen of Ghana benefited from the free water policy he added.
Mr Martey made the comment in an interview on TV3 Newday on Tuesday, December 29 2020.
He noted that although, some Ghanaians purchase their water from tanker services the responsibility lied on them to negotiate for price reduction since the water being delivered to them were source for free by the tankers adding that the policy or the GWT could not be faulted for citizens failure to do so.
“Every Ghanaian benefited, if you drank water, you benefited because that water was free,” he added.
“Some people won’t negotiate, when I go to the market I negotiate for every foodstuff I buy but there are ladies who will go and will not negotiate, they just mention the price and they pay for it, you can’t blame anyone for that one”.
He explained for accessibility of water by the citizenry, the GWT mounted over 700 water point and countless pipe stands across the country.
Nana Addo announce free water policy for Ghanaians
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo in April this year announced a free water policy for Ghanaians to help reduce the financial burden bought by the coronavirus disease.
The policy was subsequently extended throughout the year and is expected to end on December 31 this year.
However, many Ghanaians across length and breath of the country had complained that they did not benefited from the policy.