World Water Day: GWCL calls for action against illegal mining activities
The Western Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) Mr Nana Yaw Banieh has called for action against illegal mining activities on World Water Day.
World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water.
This World Water Day is about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.
And because water affects the entire population, the call is for everyone to take action.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company, Mr Nana Yaw Banieh speaking exclusively to Skyy News said some Ghanaians have taken the decision to intentionally destroy the water bodies through illegal mining activities.
“This is going to cost us dearly because a time is going to come when there will be no River Pra, River Densu, River Brim, Ankobra and Offin because of illegal mining activities, and if we are not going to destroy these rivers, then where are we going to get water to drink.”
He added that Ghana must also be moderate in their water usage and come together to solve water and sanitation problems.
He said, “How we use water and threat freshwater resources will go a long way in deciding or determining whether the over 2.2 billion people around the world who don’t have access to water will have access to water or not.”