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Water Shortages: Accra Demand Is Beyond Our Capacity – GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited says, the water shortages being experienced in Accra and its environs is as a result of Demand going beyond their capacity.

Parts of Accra, Adenta, Weija and La have been experiencing water shortages as residents voice their concerns about the dire consequences.

According to resident, the development is impacting their daily lives and finances as they are forced to buy sachet water to use.

Speaking to Citi Breakfast show on 22nd January, 2024 to address the concern, Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited, (GWCL) Ing. Dr. Clifford Braimah said, the population has outgrown the water volumes and there is little they can do about it.

“Already in Accra, the volume of water we produce, the population has outgrown it, and we are looking at putting up a new system at Kpone to boost our production but resource constraint has been the problem, Since 2017, 2018, we have been working and we have not settled on finances.

He said, the development has gotten to a situation where they cannot give everyone water at the same time and have resorted to water rationing.

“So already if you have a limited volume of water coming into the system, and your population is big, you have to block them and supply them according to the demands of the people but you cannot give everybody [water] at the same times otherwise some will not get. And so we have been limited for a very long time.”

Ing. Braimah, however, acknowledged that some complaints were related to localized faults, which, when reported to the nearest GWCL office, could be addressed promptly.


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Kwaku Opoku-Dame is the Chief Editor of, and he is based in Tema, Ghana. Kwaku holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies (Journalism major) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.


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