GWCL to crack the whip against consumers owing the company GH₵800 million
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL)
has threatened to crack the whip against defaulting water consumers who owed the company a whooping sum of GH₵800 million.
It said it would embark on legal action against those defaulters since they had failed to settle their debts within the stipulated time.
The water supplying company since last week employed robust mechanisms in collecting what it termed as over GH₵800 million of debt owed by individuals and institutions and vowed to ensure all outstanding debts would be collected.
According to the company, some high-consuming entities who entered into an agreement to settle their debts have failed to do so, thereby forcing the company to use legal action against them.
The Public Relations Officer, Mr Stanley Martey has assured his outfit commitment to pursue its debtors till they were brought to book.
“Things are going very well. Anywhere we visited people have made payments and so we expect that it’s going to continue as we move on.”
“And like I said when we were moving on our rounds, we are not going to stop with this exercise until we collect all GH₵800 million owed the Ghana Water Company Limited. So it may not end next week, it may not end the week after, but until the GH₵800 million is paid,” he said.
Mr Martey further revealed the company’s plans to reintroduce the prepaid metering system after earlier attempts failed.
He noted that some consumers tried to tamper with the meters in the earlier attempts by the company to roll out the prepaid services.
The company, Mr Martey said was in talks with institutions that were into metering systems and were hoping to get a better system.