Government has procured an unauthorized water treatment product, One Drop, for use by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) instead of the traditional chlorine.

Ningo Prampram MP Sam Nartey George has alleged that although the product has received approval from regulatory bodies in Ghana as a disinfectant, it is not recognised as a water treatment product.

Mr George raises concerns about the safety and effectiveness of One Drop, asserting that it has not been sanctioned for use in Western countries and is only being experimented with in Africa.

In an interview on Metro TV on February 1, the outspoken MP questioned the decision, attributing the initiation of the process to the embattled former minister, Cecilia Dapaah.

“In 1908, the colonial government introduced chlorine into the treatment of water in Ghana and chlorine is being used all over the world without a problem.

“All of a sudden somebody wakes up and decides that a product that has been refused by the UK and USA, which is of Norwegian origin but it is not being used by the people of Norway, is fit for use in Ghana.

“This whole thing started under the former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Dapaah and now, in about two weeks, the first shipment of the product called One Drop is arriving in Ghana and the Ghana Water Company is buying it to stop the use of chlorine in the treatment of our water” he said.


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