According to Ing. Dr. Clifford Braimah, Managing Director of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Accra’s population has outgrown the water company’s capacity.
People in La who live in places like Adenta, Kasoa, Weija, and Apaapa are worried about how their everyday lives are affected by the erratic water supply.
Reported issues point to a lack of communication regarding temporary water restrictions, which causes residents to experience prolonged periods of water scarcity.
On January 22, 2024, Ing. Braimah addressed the issue on the Citi Breakfast Show, recognizing the need for GWCL to upgrade machinery to meet Accra’s increasing demands.
He said “Already in Accra, the volume of water we produce, the population has outgrown it, and we are looking at putting up a new system at Kpone to boost our production but resource constraint has been the problem, Since 2017, 2018, we have been working and we have not settled on finances.”
“So already if you have a limited volume of water coming into the system, and your population is big, you have to block them and supply them according to the demands of the people but you cannot give everybody [water] at the same times otherwise some will not get. And so we have been limited for a very long time,” he explained.