MDAs OWE US OVER GHS 21 MILLION - B/A Ghana Water Company cries out

Ing. Francis Adjei-Boateng, the Regional chief manager of the Brong Ahafo branch of the Ghana Water Company says Ministries, Departments and agencies owe the company to the tune of over 21 million Ghana Cedis.

Speaking to KkbPortal, the disgruntled manager hinted talks are on going to spread the seing bad debt for these institutions to settle in their four operational districts, thus Sunyani, Berekum, Dormaa Ahenkro and Techiman.

"As we speak now, these institutions owe us 21 140 686.97 Ghana Cedis. Talks are on going through periodic meetings to spread the debt across for them to settle. I hope it will not be intentional on the part of these institutions to forfeit their civil responsibility, we are however ensuring we don't disconnect their supply because they might be financially gripped. Ing. adjei-Boateng noted.

On domestic consumers, he noted "in the early 80s water supply was free hence people feel reluctant in paying their bills, yet we are employing all means possible to entice our customers to pay their bills. We have served some private institutions with demand notices and the recarsitrant ones, we are dealing with them legally"

Ing Adjei-Boateng hinted the company has over the years resorted to water rationing this he explains is due to the increasing demand of potable water in the Sunyani municipality.

He hinted  the demand is about 11 million gallons per day as against production capacity of about 1.5 million gallons per.

He however called on all to abstain from water pollution activities.

"At the peak of the galamsey, our source of raw  water, the Tano River became degraded close to our interstation plant and this increased the turbidity of the water. When that happened it increased the cost of production as more chemicals were required for the desiltation as well as breaking down our machines. But with the introduction of the Operation Vanguard, the menace has reduced. Their efforts have really helped us"

Ing Adjei-Boateng again promised the relentless commitment of the service provider to serve the good people under his jurisdiction with dedication and reliance.

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