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Press Statement: In the Era of COVID-19, Government Should Ensure that All Public Sector Agencies Pay Debts Owed to the Ghana Water Company Limited – Water Citizens Network

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) cannot operate efficiently without the total resources it requires to finance its operations. The now intractable problem of high indebtedness of public sector organizations to the utility is putting a serious strain on the operations of the company.

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Government Should Pay Its Water Bills to Ensure Reliable Water Supply and Solvency of GWCL – Coordinator of Tax Justice Coalition Ghana

The Coordinator of the Tax Justice Coalition Ghana, Bernard Anaba has also called on the Government to pay its water bills. He said the debts will lead to poor services to people and communities if the Government does not pay what it owes to Ghana Water Company Limited. The debt situation, he said, also affects quality of water because the company needs to buy the required and proper consumables for production.

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Dr. Alexander Ampaabeng, Fiscal Policy Specialist at Oxfam Ghana Calls on Government to Pay its Water Bills – Video

Dr. Alexander Ampaabeng, a Fiscal Policy Specialist at Oxfam Ghana added his voice to calls for Government to pay its water bills. He said debts owed to the Ghana Water Company Limited by public agencies raise massive concerns because the efficiency of the company is affected due to the unpaid amounts it needs to improve and expand services.

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THE WATER CITIZENS NETWORK (WCN)

The Water Citizens Network is a Non Governmental Activist Organisation contributing to water sector development policies aimed at achieving universal access to water and fulfillment of the human rights of all persons living in Ghana and West Africa. The Network addresses the need for an active and inclusive human right to water campaign in Ghana and the sub-region.

 

OUR VISION: A society where people have unfettered access to safe water in their dwellings and where water is recognised as a fundamental human right which production, delivery, management and ownership is collectively shared within democratic structures of society.

 

OUR MISSION:To mobilise voices of water users and operators to influence water sector policies for universal access to water and fulfillment of the human rights of people.

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