Seven GWCL metres stolen every month in Bono Region

The situation, according to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is adversely affecting the company's operations

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has bemoaned the growing incidence of the stealing of consumption metres  and other connection equipment in the Bono Region in recent times.

The situation, according to the GWCL is adversely affecting the company’s operations, with about seven metres reportedly stolen every month in the region.

The Bono regional communications manager for Ghana Water Company Limited, Nii Abbey Nicholas, who disclosed this in an interview in Sunyani, further said the GWL is losing a lot of revenue and is taking action to correct the situation.

He said they will have a meeting with the Scrap Dealers Association on the way forward, as it is believed most of the stolen equipment ends up with them.

“What we’ve observed is that most of our meters are stolen; the safety valves are equally stolen, just as the stop cubs are also stolen from our intelligence. It seems that these things are sold to scrap dealers.

“So what we intend to do as far as 2024 is concerned is to have a meeting with the Scrap Dealers Association in the Bono Region and we intend to have that in February this year. As part of this meeting, the security agencies and the PURC will be present, as well as the media, said Nicholas.”

Nii Abbey Nicholas pleaded with the public to help nip this challenge in the bud. He also called on the media to help educate the public on the negative effects of such acts.

He urged customers to lodge an official complaint with the police service when their meters are stolen before they complain to the GWL office.

Reporting by Daniel Donkor, Bono Region

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