Accra, Feb. 27,
GNA – Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water
Resources has assured the authorities of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL)
that the Ministry will support the development of the company.
urged the board, management and the workers of the GWCL to position themselves
to ensure that they sustained the gains so far achieved in the water sector.
gave the assurance when the board members and management of the company led by
the Board Chairman, Mr Afenyo Markins paid a courtesy call on her at the
Ministry on Tuesday.
The visit was
to explore ways of deepening collaboration among the stakeholders to ensure
effective management in the water sector while focusing on how to deliver
potable water to the citizenry.
said the government had taken pragmatic measures to prevent water pollution and
environmental degradation, which had posed a threat to human survival.
She said the
Ministry would continue to partner with major stakeholders in the water sector
to help in the growth of the company’s operations.
Mr Markins said
non-payment of water bills by some state institutions and individuals were
seriously affecting the operations of the company and that the workers had been
urged to show loyalty by ensuring that the bills were collected.
He said illegal
connections were also causing a loss to the GWCL and that the Board was
committed to fighting the situation by causing the arrest of perpetrators to
increase revenue to support the company.
Kwakye Mintah, a representative of the workers on the GWCL Board gave the
assurance that the workers would do their best to confront the illegal water
connection in the system while ensuring effective collection of bills to