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Lockdown relief package: Minister warns landlords not to charge tenants for water bills

Landlords have been cautioned against charging tenants for water usage during the next three months as government absorbs the bills of all households.

“I know there are landlords who also charge tenants for water. Please, with all due respect, the water should be given to the tenants for free because the landlords won’t be paying for water bills for April, May and June,” Minister for Sanitation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah said.

This comes after government absorbed the water bills of all households for the next three months.

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The move is part of government efforts to lessen the socio-economic impact of the government’s partial lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak.

Government workers are largely at home since the lockdown and businesses have been shut as a result. Many Ghanaians, within the cities and towns under lockdown, flooded markets to stock ahead of restrictions.

Speaking at a news conference in Accra Tuesday, the minister appealed to all persons to use the water judiciously to avoid wastage.

“I want to appeal to us all that this is not the time to wash our cars with hoses for one hour for each car,” she pleaded.

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