he Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has served a notice to Ghanaians especially those in the Western region and ‘galamsey’ prone areas to expect water rationing in the coming weeks, MyNewsGh.com reports.
Head of Production in the Western region, Vincent Opoku in a media encounter blamed the recent water shortages in some parts of the country on increased activities of illegal miners (galamsey) which has made most of the water bodies turbid.
He indicated that the GWCL is having additional cost and difficulties in desilting the rivers to generate quality and enough water for Ghanaians.
He continued that the deposits from heightened ‘galamsey’ activities into the water bodies have affected their water generation.
“High points areas in the country will not get water if we intend to equally distribute the generated water so we should all expect water rationing in the coming days.” He told the press
Scores have described the government’s commitment to combat the ‘galamsey’ menace as a failure.
The Ghana Chamber of Mines has stated the illegal mining activities which was seen to have reduced to some extent have bounced back in recent times.
According to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sulemana Koney, the canker can only be addressed if the agencies targets the full chain or the entire mining ecosystem.
He argues that until the financiers of illegal mining (galamsey) who are alleged to be government operatives and chiefs are brought to book, galamsey will continue to thrive in this country.
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Water shortages continue to hit parts of the country with a major affected area being the Western region.
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