Ten Million People Benefited From Free Water Programme In Urban areas - Cecilia Dapaah

Ten Million People Benefited From Free Water Programme In Urban areas - Cecilia Dapaah

 

 

The Sanitation and Water Resources Minister designate, Cecilia Dapaah has disclosed that 10 million people in urban areas benefited from the government’s free water programme. She made this remark when she appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The amount of money that

 

we spent on the people of Ghana to make sure there is no outbreak of cholera, dysentery, and other diseases during this COVID-19 period was GHS 840 million. For urban water, 10 million people benefited but I’m yet to get the final figure for rural water. At the initial stages of the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, the government

 

 

announced a three month free water for the Ghanaians. President Akufo Addo made the first announcement on Sunday, April 5, 2020 when he disclosed government will foot water bills of all Ghanaians for April, May, and also June 2020 following an increase in the country’s coronavirus cases amidst a partial lockdown of the

 

 

epicentres of the disease. Government subsequently extended the free water policy twice, ending December 2020. In his 21st COVID-19 update to the nation on the Sunday, January 3, 2021, President Nana Akufo Addo further announced lifeline electricity consumers and households whose water usage don't exceed five cubic metres per month will not pay for the utilities in January, February and March 2021.