The Ghana Water Company in the Upper East Region is currently serving some 18,671 households in its operational districts. The operational areas are Navrongo, Bawku and Bolgatanga and parts of the Bolgatanga East District.
Due to the operationalization of the Tono Water Treatment Plant, the company has an expanded water production capacity of 20,500 cubic metres per day.
Meanwhile, only about 6,000 cubic metres of water is consumed per day in all of the operational sites of the Ghana Water Company Limited.
This came to light when A1 Radio’s Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith had an interaction with the Management and Staff of the company on the Day Break Upper East Show.
To ensure that water that is treated is available for use to clients and prospective clients, the GWCL slashed connection rates. This saw the connection of more than 4,400 new clients unto the water system.
Mohammed Bashiru, the Upper East Regional Commercial Manager for the GWCL said the company’s attempts to expand its reach would continue.
This notwithstanding, the GWCL has had to deal with recalcitrant clients who are uninterested in paying bills for water they have used.
“Our biggest challenge has to do with bill payment because in our own small way we try to ensure that we supply water to the customers but we have to chase them to collect our money,” Mr. Bashiru said on A1Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
He said it is the responsibility of GWCL to supply water to their customers and the customers are expected to also pay when the water is supplied.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana