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 BestNewsGH.com 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.