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General News of Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Source: rainbowradioonline.com

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A section of the Ghanaian public have expressed varied views on the decision by the government that Ghanaians will for the next three months enjoy free water supply.

Whereas some believe the move is a good one, others opined that Ghanaians will later pay back through taxes and other means.

The respondents generally commended the president but felt it would have been best electricity was added.

"The announcement is good. We appreciate it but it would have been amazing if electricity was added. Even if we get it for two months we would appreciate it,” one of the respondents said.

Another said: "this is good news, but I hope they will not make us pay back through different means.”

"I am glad we are going to enjoy free water supply for the next three months. The news is great. However, I feel he could have added electricity to it. We also enjoy free electricity,” another also said.

President Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced to Ghanaians they will enjoy free and interrupted water supply for the next three months i.e April, May and June.

Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period.

In his fifth address to the nation, the president instructed all water tankers [publicly and privately owned] to mobilised to ensure that there is constant water supply all vulnerable communities.

He noted that “the Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of supply.”

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