The Ghana Water Company, Limited (GWCL), has attributed the water crisis in the Greater Accra Region to the population growth in the capital city.
The Managing Director of the water company, Dr Clifford Braimah, expressed concern that the increasing population in Accra has exceeded the capacity of the water company.
Concerns have been raised by residents in different parts of Accra, such as Adenta, Kasoa, Weija, and Apaapa in La, regarding irregular water supply affecting their communities.
Residents claim that this situation has significantly disrupted their daily lives, compelling some to resort to purchasing water from tankers at inflated prices.
But speaking to the issue in an interview on Citi FM on Monday, January 22, Ing. Braimah acknowledged the necessity for the GWCL to upgrade its machinery to meet the growing demands of Accra’s residents.
“Already in Accra, the volume of water we produce, the population has outgrown it, and we are looking at putting up a new system at Kpone to boost our production but resource constraint has been the problem, Since 2017, 2018, we have been working, and we have not settled on finances.
“So already if you have a limited volume of water coming into the system, and your population is big, you have to block them and supply them according to the demands of the people, but you cannot give everybody [water] at the same times otherwise some will not get. And so we have been limited for a very long time.”
Ing. Braimah, however, conceded that certain complaints were linked to localised faults, and he encouraged residents to report such issues to the nearest GWCL office for swift resolution.