Residents of the Eastern Region have been directed to report any landlord or landlady that sells water to them for domestic purposes.
The public relations officers of the regional branch of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Mr Kwadwo Daase, warned the landlords to desist from selling water to tenants.
In an interview with CTV’s Kamal Ahmed, Mr Daase said that per President Nana Akufo-Addo’s directive, “domestic water” is not supposed to be sold to tenants or anyone else.
“We are still going by the President’s free water directive until September ends,” he said.
According to Mr Daase, water for domestic use include public standpipes which are open to all inhabitants, as well as those in their various homes.
He, therefore, entreated the inhabitants to report anyone involved in the sale of water for domestic use to the police or any of the GWCL offices in the region.
“No one has the right to sell water to others, especially the landlords.
“It is against the law,” he noted.
The Finance Minister announced the government’s decision to absorb water tariffs for Ghanaians for three months, as part of measures to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament during the 2020 mid-year budget review on Thursday, 23 July 2020, Mr Ofori-Atta said: “It takes a caring government of the people, and with that, I mean, a Government of all the people, to offer cost-free water to all across the country: representing all domestic and commercial customers in Ghana for three months.”