The Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) Dr Clifford Braimah has disclosed that faecal matter has found its way into the Weija Treatment Plant in Accra.
These deposits, he said compromise the quality of the water, hence the need for intensified efforts to sanitise Ghana’s water bodies.
“If you go to Weija, that is an urban setting of Accra and look at the quality of the raw water there, you see it to be greenish. It means that organic material is being pushed into it. [And] one major organic material that is pushed in is people’s faecal matter”, he said on Joyfm – Newsfile program on Saturday, monitored by energynewsgh.com.
The GWCL boss made these comments while contributing to discussions about the contamination of water bodies, and their resultant effects on human lives and economies.
The issue of water contamination has been on the front burner over the last few weeks, following the re-arrest of galamsey kingpin, Aisha Huang.
Dr. Clifford Braimah advocated the involvement of the Water Resources Commission in the fight against illegal mining in Ghana.
According to him, this will strengthen the inter-agency efforts being employed to deal with the menace.
“For us in Ghana Water Company, we take the resource itself to produce water for citizens. But we do not have the role or the power to monitor the water bodies. It is the Water Resources Commission.