COVID-19 Free Water policy: Remote communities yet to get water

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The Ghana Water Company Limited is yet to begin its free water distribution to remote communities in the Western Region. Many had expected that the company initiates this exercise within the stipulated time as directed by the President some weeks ago. Explaining the cause of the delay, Distribution Manager for the company in the Western Region, Ing. Desmond Omare Annor disclosed that about 81 water tank platforms are being constructed across the region so they could have their tankers discharge water into them for the beneficiary communities.

He added that only 12 [Jumbo sized polytanks] of these tanks have been released to them. Asked when these procurement and other engineering works will be completed, Mr. Annor hinted that they are expecting to conclude on this by mid of this month.

“We have given our contractors some timelines such that by 15th May, we should have all platforms completed.

“Unfortunately, we do not have control over the supply of the polytanks. So as and when we receive all our tanks, we will roll them out for use by the community” he noted.

Mr. Annor added that the company is still rationing water amid the crisis, and thus urged residents to use water responsibly.

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