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General News of Wednesday, 8 April 2020

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It’s Mahama’s water Akufo-Addo is giving to Ghanaians for free - Ofosu Kwakye

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A former Deputy Information Minister, Felix Ofosu Kwakye says Ghana wouldn’t have had water to give out for free but for the forward-thinking John Dramani Mahama.

Government of Ghana through the President during his fifth update on the deadly Coronavirus said the Ghana Water Company had been directed to provide a constant flow of water.

The President further added that the government has absorbed payment of water bills for three months.

Reacting to the latest intervention by the current government, Felix mentioned that the current government has now come to the realization that governance is not about flowery speeches and shallow populism but rather systems and process derived from visionary planning and execution.

He mentioned that the NDC government during its tenure worked so hard to ensure there was improved access to water.

He said while laying bare the facts that “

More than anything else,the impact of COVID -19 and the response in Ghana have shown that nations are built on systems and process derived from visionary planning and execution,not flowery speeches and shallow populism.

We speak today of absorbing water bills for three months but what if the water wasn’t available in the first place?

Well, President Mahama moved water access from 63% in 2012 to 76% in 2016. President Mills had moved it from 58% in 2009.

One of the major projects which ensured this massive jump is the Kpong Water Expansion Project which saw the construction of the water treatment plant below.It has capacity to produce 40 million gallons of water per day for 700,000 inhabitants in 80 communities within the North-Eastern part of Accra and parts of the Eastern Region.

In all, our water production capacity increased by 102.5 million gallons of water per day between 2009 and 2016?.

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