GWCL not in a hopeless situation, but UG, UEW plus other institutions must pay their water bills-Board Chair

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The Board chairman of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Alexander Afenyo Markin says the company’s story is not one of distress and hopelessness, but a story of a viable company which fortunes is beginning to turnaround for the good.

According to him, unprecedented in the history of the company, it recruited 50 young engineers in the fields of civil, mechanical and electrical engineers this year, something that has not happened in several years.

That apart, Mr. Markin who also doubles as the Member of Parliament for the Efutu Constituency in the Central Region said some other categories of recruitment have also been done by the company, saying they’re not oblivious of the unemployment challenge in the country.

He said on an Accra based radio station and monitored by that the company under the current Management was doing tremendously well in terms of coverage and supply of portable water to various parts of the country.

The challenge he noted however, is the failure of some individuals and institutions to settle their bills.

He mentioned the University of Ghana and the University of Education Winneba among other tertiary institutions as heavily indebted to the company.

“When this happens, it inhibits our quest to expand coverage and therefore deprive others of accessing portable water. So I am pleading with all those who owe us, to make good their indebtedness so that others too can benefit’’ he added.

Mr. Markin also added his voice to calls for a stop to the galamsey menace, explaining that its impact on water bodies is making water treatment extremely expensive.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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