Source: www.savannanews24.com/ Kelven Rashid Yahaya:
Mr. Kwasi Abebrese has made an ardent appeal to the general public to pay their water bills promptly for a consistent and sustainable supply of water services.
According to him GWCL depends heavily on customer’s bills imbursement to efficiently honor its core mandates as a company.
Mr. Abebrese who made this disclosure in a news statement issued to some press houses in Bolga the Upper East Regional capital hinted that the company is dawdling in satisfying the good people of the region due to non-payment of bills of water consumed.
The Regional Manager on his unrelenting call stated that the inability of customers to honor their part of the bargain by settling their bills is frustrating the company’s efforts in meeting the bigger demand of the public.
He revealed that customers owe the company huge amount of money, this he lamented is affecting the regular water supply in the region “we have to ration water because of inadequate production; customers are indebted to us and this is greatly affecting every aspect of our business”.
Stressing that payment of bills promptly will boost the financial strength of the company and position them well in “procuring new pumps and rehabilitating the treatment plant to increase production” he stressed.
Mr. Abebrese in his composed appearance held that water is the most critical resource issue of our life and entreated customers to swiftly report all manner of pipe leakages, bust and wastage for immediate redress.
He further used this opportunity to call on traditional rulers, religious leaders and the general public to see this call as a collective fight towards serving mankind “we are all stakeholders in the water business and should hold it as a responsibility to encourage ourselves on same” he added.
He also appealed to the general public to cooperate with the field staff of the company when they are sent on the field to exercise their duties.
In a related development, Mr. Abebrese further hinted that customers who owe the company should go to the Customer Care Unit of the company for a payment plan. He maintained “disconnected customers should use this opening to come around so that we can get back to business”.
On his part, the Regional Operational Manager, Ing. Albert W. Nyeteng disclosed that the future of water supply in the region is bright and hopeful following the level of workdone at the Tono water supply project.
Citing that the contractor at the site, Denys Engineers and Construction is busy with the replacement of major transmission Abestos Cement (AC) pipes at Vea/Gowrie hinting that significant progress have been made to ensure that the project is fast tracked to salvage the water problems in the Bolga Municipality.
Nyeteng narrated that the project when completed in 2021 will serve the people of Bolga, Paga, Bongo, Navrongo and some nearby communities along the pipe truckand “we will say good bye to water supply rationing if the work is completed and handed over as projected” he added.
He commended the leadership of the company especially the Managing Director (MD), Ing Dr. Clifford Braimah for the Zuarungu borehole project “approval have been given by Management of the company to drill five (5) boreholes at Zuarungu to replace the over aged wells so as to address the acute water shortage in the area” he revealed.