Omanhene of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council, Obrifo Ahunako Ahor Ankobea II has charged the citizens of the traditional area to report individuals who will sell running water to the Police or the Traditional Council.
Speaking with Adom News after the traditional council donated PPE to the Gomoa West District Health Committee, the Omanhene noted that individuals who are reported will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
This comes after President Nana Akufo-Addo in his fifth televised address said government will absorb all water bill for the three months, that is, April, May June.
The President explained that the directive is to provide relief to the public in these critical times when Covid-19 is taking a toll on the financial state of citizens and the country.
The Gomoa Omanhene expressed his gratitude to the President for taking such a thoughtful step to help Ghanaians.
Stressing on the need to make water free for everyone, he said individuals who will continue to sell their water are the “biggest enemy to the state” and therefore must be seriously punished.
He promised that the Traditional Council will sanction any person found selling water to serve as a deterrent to others.
Omanhene also called on all Ghanaians to support the government to fight Covid-19 by adhering to all the safety measures announced by the Ghana Health Service.
Meanwhile, Gomoa West District Chief Executive Bismarck Nkum appealed to landlords to give their tenants whose rents are due a two-month grace period since sacking someone amid the pandemic could be very dangerous.