Ghana Water Gets New Board

| Updated Sep 14, 2017 at 8:09am



A Nine-Member Board of Directors of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) was inaugurated in Accra with a call on them to restructure the Company to achieve government’s agenda of “Water for All”.

The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Kofi Adda, who performed the swearing- in ceremony charged the board to work assiduously to help fix the challenges of the company.

He charged them to bring on board younger and more active people to take over from those who would be retiring from the Company to turn their fortunes round.

He said GWCL is a limited Liability and urged the Board to guide the management and staff to improve on water delivery services across the country.

He said as a limited liability company they are expected to perform well enough to bring equity into their delivery services.

“The success of Ghana Water Company Limited depends on you. It is a state asset that the President has entrusted unto you to guard and any decision you’ve taken you will be responsible for it,” he said and urged them to work in unity with all stakeholders to achieve their goals.

The Minister also urged them to take resolute decisions to transfer the GWCL to match up with the world standards.

The Nine-Member Board of Directors has the Member of Parliament, (MP) for Effutu Constituency, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, as the Chairman.

Other members are; the Chief Executive of GWCL, Dr. Clifford A. Braimah, Joseph Obeng-Poku, of Sanitation and Water Ministry, Micheal Ayensu, Ministry of Finance, Naaba Sigri Gewong, Traditional Ruler and Kwame Twumasi Amporfo, President’s Nominee.

The rests are; Clement Alosebuno Kaba, President’s Nominee, Dr. Forster Kum-Ankama Sarpong, President’s Nominee and Maria Aba Lovelace-Johnson, President’s Nominee.

Mr. Adda also urged the Board of Directors to tap the experience of the old staff and utilise it positively to enhance the prospects of the Company.

He said to achieve the goal of delivery of good quality water services to all sector of the country there was the need for attitudinal change at all levels.

The Minister also advised the Board to consider using the remote billing system to cut down cost as well as generate more revenue for the country.

Speaking on behalf of the Board, Mr. Afenyo Markin, thanked the President for the confidence reposed in him especially and members of the Board whiles assuring to deliver on their mandate.

“As a Chairman of the Board, I cannot be insensible to the obligations which devolve on me as its head or to my responsibility for a faithful discharge of the duties annexed to the appointment” he said.

He noted that the honour, reputation and usefulness of Ghana Water Company will materially depend on his skill and assiduity with which the Board manage its concerns.

Knowing the numerous challenges in the sector, he said the Board will roll up their sleeves to rise to the occasion, adding that they will not disappoint the nation.

“All loopholes of leakage in revenue shall be looked at and every support required by the management shall be given, reforms shall be pursued to reflect the new dispensation” he added.

According to him it is a privilege for members of the Board to be chosen to serve the country by helping to find lasting solutions to the water sector challenges confronting the nation.