May 22, 2020

Ranking member on Works and House Committee Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah has called on government to come clear on earlier promise of providing free water and regular flow of water through taps in Accra.

According to him the mobile tankers that are supposed to deliver water to areas where there is no water have not been seen.

In a statement, the Ranking member noted that in the era of COVID-19 pandemic Accra which is most populous city and at the epicenter of the coronavirus cases in the country over the past week has been experiencing nauseating water shortages.

“This is really biting hard without any explanation from the authorities in charge and the situation is getting out of hand in areas such as Adenta, Madina, Teshie, La, Achimota, Ashaiman, Tema and Kasoa”.

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources later corroborated the President’s announcement by providing details of the directives to the general public.

The Minority Caucus would like to find out from the Government; why water promised Ghanaians, particularly those living in Accra and its environs is not being made available as announced?

Secondly, he also sought to find out whether the Water Producing Companies; Community Water and Sanitation Agencies, Ghana Water Company Limited are facing any technical or financial challenges to make them deliver on the government’s promise?

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/