Krobo District Manager for the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Mr. Jones Seneadza, has called for calm among residents of Yilo Krobo as the company works around the clock to address the water challenges currently facing parts of the municipality.
According to him, contractors working on the technical challenges accounting for the problem are on their toes and have scheduled completion of ongoing works for two weeks to ensure the continuous flow of water for customers.
Most residents of the municipality continue to experience acute water shortage since water has not flown through the pipes of these communities for weeks.
Affected residents are forced to leave their gallons at the pipe stands for weeks without getting water as they call on the government to intervene so that the people would have access to water for their daily activities.
Speaking in an interview with Captain Adabugar, host of the Rite Morning Show on Tuesday on the long standing water problems faced by some residents of the municipality, he stressed that the work force currently undertaking the repair works had been increased to speed up work to complete the project on time.
Additionally, construction of public pipes is equally ongoing at selected locations within Yilo Krobo as part of measures to solve the challenge.
“As work goes on to fix the technical challenges facing the distribution of water to the affected areas, the Yilo Krobo District of the Ghana Water Company Limited is putting measures in place to fix pipes at some vantage points for free accessibility as one of the means to supply everybody in the municipality with pipe borne water,” Mr. Seneadza pointed out.
The problem remains a serious challenge to the residents who complained that water had flown through the pipes in the affected communities only twice within five months, a situation which is making life very difficult for them.
The Krobo District Manager for the GWCL said the company was also investigating claims that personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service sold water provided the service by the GWCL for the discharge of its responsibilities.
“Several complains have come to our notice indicating that some personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) which the GWCL provides with water at the expense of the tax payers money, ends up selling the commodity to commercial water dealers which is against the law and culprits will be made to face the full rigors of the law,” he disclosed.
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