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GACC urges gov’t to deal with corruption in water sector

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is demanding the support of all stakeholders in the water sector to help the country eradicate corruption completely from the sector. Executive Secretary of GACC, Beauty Emefa Narteh, is calling on every stakeholder in the country to have zero tolerance for corruption. The Coalition believes that if stringent monitoring mechanisms are put in place at ...

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W/Region: Illegal mining to blame for water rationing – GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited is still lamenting the threat posed to water bodies through activities such as illegal mining. The company recently announced a significant improvement in the water situation, but that has been short-lived due to worsening pollution caused by illegal miners. According to the Western Regional Communications Manager of the company, Nana Yaw Barnie, the situation has ...

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Efforts underway to provide potable water for all – Kofi Adda

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The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda, has reiterated government’s commitment to providing potable water to Ghanaians. Speaking at a forum organized by Safe Water Network, the Minister underscored the need for accessible water to all, insisting the necessary mechanisms are being put in place. “Access to basic social service including water supply remains a key prior ...

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National security operatives to guard White Volta river – GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will engage national security operatives to stop sand winning activities around the banks of the Nawuni River (White Volta River) in the Kumbungu district of the Northern Region. The Managing Director of the GWCL, Dr. Clifford Braimah disclosed his administration’s intention to the media when members of the GWCL’s Governing Board toured the Dalun ...

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Ghana needs to invest $11.3bn in 8-yrs to close water deficit

A total of 23.1 million Ghanaians, representing 73% of the 27 million population, are using water that does not meet the benchmark of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) requirements of at-home availability, reliable, and contaminant-free drinking water. This means that only 3.9 million Ghanaians have access to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when ...

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We can’t regulate private water tankers – GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) appears to be helpless in regulating the operations of private water tanker businesses in the country. Residents of Adentan and other areas in Accra which have challenges with water supply usually patronize these private takers who sell water they obtain from mostly unknown sources. The situation has placed people who buy water from private ...

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GWCL to ration water as dry season affects supply

Water supply in most parts of the country will soon be rationed to ensure equitable distribution. According to the Ghana Water Company Limited, they are experiencing some challenges with water supply in Accra and most parts of the country due to the onset of the dry season, and that “the situation has led to intermittent water supply in most cities ...

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Teshie, Nungua residents struggle for water [Audio report]

Residents of Teshie, Nungua and other surrounding communities have expressed their dissatisfaction at the quality and consistency of water supply to the area following the shutdown of the desalination plant by the Ghana Water Company. According to them, they received water two or three days in a week and it comes at dawn making life unbearable for them. Others also ...

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PUWU opposes 3rd deputy MD for Ghana Water Company

The Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU), is opposing the appointment of another Deputy Managing Director for the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL). The Deputy Managing Director is to be in charge of Special Projects, but PUWU argues that the appointment is needless and a duplication of roles. In a resolution on the matter, forwarded to the Minister of Water and ...

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Investigate gov’t officials over ‘unprofitable’ desalination plant – PUWU

The Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU), wants government to institute a thorough investigation into the various roles played by public officials who negotiated the agreement for the construction of a Water Desalination Plant at Teshie in the Greater Accra Region. The investigation is to ascertain whether the GWCL and Ghanaians were not short-changed in the deal. According to PUWU, the ...

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