The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) is proposing the introduction of some form of punishment for landlords found culpable of preventing others from accessing the free water directive announced by government.
President Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in a nationwide broadcast announced the absorption of charges on all water by government for Ghanaians the next three months.
As part of ways in implementing the President’s directive, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs. Cecilia Dapaah in a press briefing yesterday April 7 2020 asked landlords across the country not to collect money from tenants for water usage during the period of Covid-19 fight.
But some media reports indicate that already, some landlords are refusing to obey the directive arguing that they cannot trust that the state will pay the bills.
In a radio interview today April 8 2020 policy analyst with ISODEC Bernard Anaba suggested punishment for persons especially landlords in the country who go contrary to the President's directive
Mr. Anaba also indicated that state must re-echo the directive to persons who might not have heard the latest announcement
He further called on the state to make investments into developing the country’s water supply system to allow more citizens enjoy such interventions in the future