The Public Utility Regulatory Commission says the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) cannot be blamed for the acute water shortage that has hit Nsawam and its surrounding environs.
Prices of Water in Nsawam /Adoagyiri have shot up by over 500 percent in the wake of the current water crisis that has hit the municipality.
School children in Nsawam and Adoagyiri, according to a report filed by Kasapa FM’s Benjamin Amuzu have had to abandon school and trek long miles in search of water.
A member of the Works and Housing Committee of Parliament, Kwaku Asante Boateng has argued that beyond what critics say are human activities contributing to the water problem, the company should have rather focused on intra community water connection for sustainable water supply.
But Nana Yaa Jantuah, the Public Affairs Director of the PURC in an interview with sit-in-host Yaa serwaa Akoto on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM still contends that the people are responsible for their woes.
“At the moment all the investment in plants and equipment by the GWCL are lying idle because of the water crisis.
“The perennial water shortage is partly an attitudinal problem by the people- The Densu river is dry because of all manner of activities by the community members themselves.
“The galamsey operations and pollution of water bodies must stop, and we should all be responsible in protecting our water bodies, else it will come to a time where we’ll be compelled to import potable water into the country.