Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA
Adenta (GAR), Dec.
6, GNA – The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in collaboration with Vitens
Grider, a Dutch-based water company, has commissioned the Okataban-man Water
for life Project to supply clean water to over 10,000 residents of the area.
The Water for Life
is a Dutch Foundation that provided financial and technical support towards the
laying of water distribution pipelines at Okataban-man in the Adenta-Medina
Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
GWCL says anyone who
wants to connect water from the main water distribution pipeline to his or her
house should pay a minimum amount of GH¢500.00, which has been subsidised by
Water for Life.
So far, 26
communities in the Central, Western, Greater Accra and Northern regions have
benefitted from the Water for Life Project.
Addressing a durbar
at Okataban-man on Thursday, to commission the Water Supply Project, Mr Martin
den Blanken, the Chairman of Water for Life, said every Dutch citizen pays a
small amount of money on their monthly water bills to support the
implementation of the project.
He said the
Foundation has been working in Ghana for the past 15 years and would continue
to collaborate with the GWCL and invest in distribution lines to ensure all
Ghanaians enjoy clean water for good health and wellbeing.
Globally, there are
six hundred million people who do not have access to clean water.
Mr Peter de-Veer,
the Deputy Managing Director of GWCL in charge of Special Projects, who chaired
the function entreated the residents to channel all their concerns regarding
water connection from the main distribution line to their homes through the
GWCL’s District Manager for redress.
He advised the
residents to refrain from any illegal water connection since anyone caught in
any wrongful act would be prosecuted.
Nii Shika Gborbilor,
the Chief of Okataban-man, in his welcome remarks, commended the GWCL and the
Water for Life for providing clean water to the community and pledged to
continue supporting the project and other developmental initiatives in the
Mr Kafui Amegah, the
Chairman of Okataban-man Resident Association, for his part, urged the GWCL’s
Management to bring their monthly water bills regularly and timely to prevent
any disconnection and confrontation and appealed to government to construct
drains and deplorable roads in the area