The Communications Manager for the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Stanley Martey, has refuted claims that water produced and supplied by the company is contaminated.
He maintained that water coming from the taps of the company meet the best of international standards, as it is treated thoroughly. According to him, “if there is any contamination, it will be from the handling and storage by end users and the channel of water transmission and distribution”.
Mr Martey said this during a panel discussion on the sidelines of a multi-stakeholder engagement on Ghana WASH Week celebration.
The event, organised by the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in the Water and Sanitation, brought together stakeholders in the sector to discuss issues facing the water and sanitation sector.
The event was on the theme “Urban Water Supply in Ghana – Reflecting on the Past, Defining the Future.”
Mr Martey said Ghana Water Company Limited had over the years made a lot of investments in water treatment and accessibility through adoption of technology and changing transmissions and distribution channels.
On revenue mobilisation, the GWCL Communications Manager said they had put in place measures to ensure that they reduce the non-revenue water losses from 42 per cent to 35 per cent by 2025.
“A lot goes into reducing these non-revenue water losses, which mostly occur as a result of illegal and inappropriate connections. We have adopted digitalisation and technology in most of our operations, which we intend to use to meet some of these challenges,” he added.
The chairperson of Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation, Attah Arhin, urged the GWCL to strengthen its regularisations and partnerships to enhance their service delivery.
He also admonished them to enhance engagement with the public to address challenges end-users faced in water supply.
The Ghana Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Week is celebrated annually by stakeholders in the sector to discuss issues affecting the sector.
The theme for the week-long celebration is “Pursuing Greater Prioritisation and Behavioural Change for Sustainable Safe Drinking Water and Environmental Sanitation”.