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General News of Sunday, 5 April 2020


Ghanaians to enjoy free water for 3 months

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As part measures taken to combat the novel Coronavirus pandemic, government have absorded the water bill for all Ghanaians for the next three months [April, May and June].

In his fifth address to the nation, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo 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."

Lockdown extension to be decided next week

Akufo-Addo indicated that his government will determine whether or not to extend the lockdown imposed on parts of the country next week.

He said, the decision will largely be based on the results of the over 19,000 tests that have been conducted due to the enhanced contact tracing exercise.

"The decision of government on the matter will be driven by science and available data."

The president noted that 15,385 out of 19,276 contact persons had been reached through the enhanced contact tracing and their samples have been taken.

“[This] will determine our future terms of action,” he stressed.

Watch the President's address below.