C/R: Police, Fire, Prisons, Schools, others owe GWCL Ghc134 million
Security agencies, tertiary institutions and others are indebted to the Ghana Water Company (GWCL) to the tune of GHC134.3 million.
The debt covers a period of some dating back four years.
The debt owed by educational institutions constitutes the highest debt of 78.8 million.
Tertiary institutions owe GHC53.6 million, with senior high schools owing GHC 25.2 million.
Security agencies, including the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Prisons Service, also owe the company GHC 7.4 million.
The Police Service owes GHC 3.4 million, the Ghana Prisons Service owes GHC3.6 million, while the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) owes GH¢400,000.
Domestic, commercial and industrial users also owe the company GHC 42.7 million.
The Central Regional Engineer of the GWCL, Thomas Amenyah, disclosed this in a presentation at a stakeholders dialogue organised by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in Cape Coast yesterday.
He said the GWCL needed money to carry out its operations, which were becoming more costly due to high cost of chemical and the worsening state of raw water sources due to illegal mining activities.