The Minister for Water Resource, Works and Housing, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman Mensah, has launched the 50th anniversary celebration of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and has also commissioned an office complex at the GWCL head office in Accra.
Speaking at the launch, the minister stated that the company over the past years is faced with numerous challenges but within the effort of management success has been made.
According to him, Government is committed to look for a lasting solution to the challenges the company continued to face in as much as a committee was constituted to come up with proposals to improve efficiency.
“I have followed the company’s progress during the implementation of these recommendations with keen interest and relised that, over a short period, the consumer charter has been prepared and is being implemented’.
“Also, a performance agreement with the operative of the company has been signed, and a 100-Day performance improvement program has been successfully implemented’.
“The issue of media complains about the operation of the company has subsided, and I am glad to indicate that the image of the company is gradually improving, he stated’.
Dr. Kwaku Agyeman urge staff of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to let their vision be a world class utility company delivering quality and acceptable services, based on the distinctive competence and best practices in the water industry.
Again and again we must work harder than ever before in order to achieve the targets set for each month s to so as to become the best utility company in the country.
“While we prepare to celebrate our golden jubilee, we can boast of a number of projects at various stages of completion being implemented with the objective of achieving universal water access by 2025.These include Wa water supply, Essakyir water supply, Akim Oda- Akwatia-winneba water supply and kwahu Ridge –Konongo and Kumawu (3Ks) water supply ‘he said.
The Managing Director of Ghana Water Company Limited, Mr. Fred Christian Logono touched on the theme: Ghana Water @ 50:Potable Water Provision in Ghana, Prospects for the future. Saying that the commissioning of the office complex was built in 1965 and the edifice has not seen any major facelift since 1965.
He said the edifice was refurbished by Messr China Ghezouba Group of Companies at a cost of approximately USD 3.8million.
According to him, the GWCL is grateful for the enormous work done to transform the building which will in no uncertain terms, enables the staff work in a neat and serene atmosphere.
Mr. Fred said the HIPIP programme which was launched in March this year has been a launch-pad for further progression in the water sector. The success story being experienced now is an indication that, we are capable managing our institution.
“This celebration of this 50th anniversary will inspire us to attain greater heights and to serve our cherished nation and customers better”. He said.
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