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Network opposes introduction of pre-paid water meters

BY: Daily Graphic

The Water Citizens Network of Ghana (WCNG) has expressed strong opposition to the introduction of pre-paid meters for water by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWC).

It also described as disappointing and insensitive a statement made by the acting Managing Director of the GWCL to the effect that from August 2015, access to water for the population “is going to be pay and consume instead of consume and pay later.

“We are alarmed by the weight and consequence of the statement which completely ignores the human rights context of water provision and the core responsibility of the state to use tax contributions of citizens to support the provision of basic essential services, including water,” it stated.

Rescind decision

In a statement signed and issued by the National Co-ordinator of the WCNG, Mr Leonard Shang-Quartey, the network called on civil society organisations that are committed to the principle of human rights to life to condemn the statement o