The Ghana Water company Limited (GWCL) in Ashanti Region has bemoaned the activities of humans along the banks of the Barekese and the Owabi dams which could result in a prolonged drought a thorough draught in the region therefore the water must be preserved.
The Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the GWCL; Mr. Sampson Ampah stated the pollution of the water bodies over the years has affected the adequate delivery of water to the public.
Bad practices such as dumping waste into the water bodies, felling trees and farming along the banks have adversely affected these water resources requiring urgent intervention to prevent their total collapse.
These concerns came to light when the GWCL marked World Water Day in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital on the theme: ‘Leaving No One Behind.’
March 22nd of every year has been set aside as the day for the celebration of World Water (World Water Day).
This year, the Kumasi branch of the Ghana Water Company Limited hosted the Northern and Southern sector staff to jointly mark the day dressed in white tee shirts and trousers bearing placards of various inscriptions.
By Kamal Ahmed