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GWCL Attributes Water Shortage in Accra to Population Surge

GWCL Attributes Water Shortage in Accra to Population Surge

The Greater Accra Water Crisis: Population Growth Strains Resources, Prompts GWCL Managing Director’s Call for Infrastructure Upgrade

The Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company, Limited (GWCL), Dr. Clifford Braimah, has attributed the water crisis in the Greater Accra Region to the rapid population growth in the capital city.

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Speaking on Citi FM, Ing. Braimah expressed concern that the increasing population in Accra has surpassed the capacity of the water company, leading to irregular water supply and disruptions in various communities such as Adenta, Kasoa, Weija, and Apaapa in La.

Residents in these areas have raised concerns about the inconsistent water supply, leading some to resort to purchasing water from tankers at elevated prices.

Ing. Braimah acknowledged the necessity for GWCL to upgrade its machinery to meet the growing demands of Accra’s residents, noting that resource constraints have hindered their efforts since 2017.

He stated, “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.”

Despite these challenges, Ing. Braimah acknowledged that some complaints were related to localized faults and encouraged residents to report such issues to the nearest GWCL office for swift resolution.

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