As part of efforts by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to curb the menace of illegal connections to the country’s water supply system, the Ministry has announced plans to embark on a secret house-to-house audit of water.
The Minister responsible for sector, Cecilia Abena Dapaah made this disclosure on Monday when she addressed the media on the recent developments in the sector at the Ministry of Information’s Ministers’ Press Briefing series.
Explaining the need for such an exercise to journalists, Cecilia Abena Dapaah indicated that the canker of illegal connection has been a major challenge in Ghana’s Water Supply Delivery System. The menace, the minister says, has been denying other citizens water and at the same time incurring huge losses for the Ghana Water Company Limited.
To tackle the menace, the Minister announced that her outfit has resolved to collaborate with the Ghana Water Company Limited as well as other relevant agencies to undertake house-to-house audit of water.
Giving details about the exercise, Cecilia Abena Dapaah stressed that the dates for the operation will be a top secret and confidential so that culprits can be caught unawares to face the law.
She further stated that other details and modalities about the exercise will be communicated later.
“I just hard the idea this morning and I have shared with the MD of Ghana Water Company Limited. The details will be worked out. We need to do this. We will not be afraid of people who put Beware of Wild Dogs on their doors. We will go in there, find out just to crosscheck. I know most Ghanaians are honest but the bad nuts amongst us must be exposed,” the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources told journalists.
She added that, “giving the dates, it is a secret date because we don’t want people to just look at the schedule, disconnect and connect when are off. It will be a constant and sustainable way of way of making sure we reduce our non-revenue losses with regards to people who do illegal connection and deny other citizens of water.