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MD of Ghana Water Touts Massive Operational Transformation In Company

MD of Ghana Water Touts Massive Operational Transformation In Company

Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited, Dr. Ing. Clifford Braimah has indicated that the national water supplier is currently undergoing massive operational transformation.

According to Dr. Ing. Braimah, these transformational initiatives are aimed at enhancing the services of the Ghana Water Company to its customers whilst ensuring reduction in operational cost.

The Managing Director made this disclosure on Thursday, December 22, 2022 when he addressed the press on the state of the company at the Ministry of Information.

Addressing the media, the Managing Director touted that numerous transformative initiatives have been undertaken by his outfit with the aim of improving the efficiency of the company.

Among a number of them, he mentioned that some 662 kilometre pipelines have been laid across the country to enhance water supply to towns and villages adding that 15km distribution networks at a cost of $6.5 million have been improved nationwide.

To deal with the menace of unstable power supply which he says accounts for 40% of total plant downtime nationwide, 14 Automatic Voltage Regulators (AVRs) at a cost of GHS 12.3 million have been installed.

He mentioned that, “Barekese, Odaso, Konongo, Aframso, Achiase, Kwanyako, Bafikrom, Essakyir, Sekyere Hemang, Keseve and Nsawam Treatment Plants have AVRs. Kwahu -Tafo and Sowutuom Booster stations also have AVRs installed.”

To enhance efficiency in meter readings, Dr. Ing. Braimah for indicated that the company have initiated a drone metering system. He noted that his drone metering system has simplified meter reading and billing processing for both GWCL and customers.

He said, “the drone deployment would ensure the safety of meter readers while enhancing speed in the overall meter reading exercise.”

On billing and revenue mobilization, the Managing Director told the press that the electronic billing system has significantly reduced billing errors and improved payments. Due to the improved system, Dr. Braimah disclosed that revenue has seen a whopping increase from GH₵1.7 million in 2017 to GH₵13.2 million in 2018 and also increased astronomically to GH₵64.3 million in 2021, an increase of 387.5%.

“Currently, monthly average revenues realized from electronic payment stands at GH₵9.3 million and are expected to rise to GH₵11.1 million by the end of 2022,” he revealed.

Despite the significant operational efficiency chalked by the company, Dr. Braimah bemoaned several challenges mitigating the smooth operations of the national water supplier.

He noted that illegal mining and sand-winning activities, frequent power outages, vandalization of transmission pipelines and illegal connections are some of the challenges the company is grappling with and therefore warned the culprits to desist from such illegal acts.


Source: ABC News 

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