General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Source: The Herald
President John Mahama has finally sacked the indicted Managing Director (MD) of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Mr Kweku Botwe.
The Ghana Water boss was expected to report back to his office on April 12, 2013 but a letter from the Water Resources Works and Housing Ministry according to The Herald’s sources was dispatched to him asking him to report to the Ministry for re-assignment.
The government has meanwhile, asked his deputy Mr. Kweku Dovlo to act until further notice.
This paper is informed that Mr. Botwe has told some friends he will not report to the Ministry as directed by President Mahama.
GWCL under Mr. Botwe witnessed some corrupt deals including the company’s importation of expired chemical (aluminium sulphate) for the treatment of water at a cost of over US$4.5 million.
Mr. Botwe who has been implicated in several corruption investigations leading to the GWCL losing millions of money was sent on leave after refusing to take his yearly leave.
Meanwhile, The Herald is investigating another scandal involving another highly priced chemicals belonging to the GWCL, which once again has been left to rot at the Tema Port by the management under some bizarre circumstances.