March 1, 2018

Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Joseph Kofi Adda, has said destruction of major pipelines within the Lower Manya Krobo constituency is the cause of shortage of water.

According to the Minister, governments bid to improve the road network leading to road construction activities being undertaken within the enclave resulted in the destructions.

He further revealed that he is in touch with Road and Highways Ministry as well as the utility service providers anytime road construction work is being undertaken, to help avert occurrence of water supply being disrupted in the future.

The Minister made this remarks on the floor of Parliament when the Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo, Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi asked an urgent question wanting to know why his constituency which has the largest water treatment plant, is still experiencing water shortage and plans to end it.

Mr. Speaker, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has been specifically tasked to coordinate with road agencies to ensure that relocation of pipelines is undertaken to forestall future interruptions in the delivery of water supply to other communities and Lower Manya Krobo, he said.

In addition GWCL has made arrangements to provide tanker services to some areas in which the relocation is taking place and disruptions have occurred.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/