Mr. Sampson Ahi, the Member of Parliament for Bodi and a former Deputy Minister of Water Resources, in an interview monitored by Mynewsghana.net has said that the government plan to absorb water bills for the next three months due to the Coronavirus pandemic can be a pain.
In an interview on Ghana Yensom show on Accra 100.5FM, Mr. Ahi said the decision must be clarified and implemented well because it could create confusion among some residents and those who manage small water systems and well water.
“If they have to provide free water, how will they survive?” he asked.
“No matter how laudable this idea is, if we don’t provide more clarity, it could create fundamental challenges for us,” Mr. Ahi added.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, in his national address on Sunday, April 5, 2020, announced that the government will take care of the water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June 2020 following an increase in the country’s coronavirus cases amidst a partial lockdown of the epicenters of the disease.