Ghana Water Ltd Refutes “One Drop” Chemical Procurement Allegation

Management Denies MP’s Claims and Ensures Transparency

In response to recent allegations made by Hon. Sam Nettey George, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Ghana Water Ltd (GWL) has categorically denied claims of procuring a water treatment product named “One Drop” as a substitute for traditional chlorine. The management of GWL issued a rejoinder to address the concerns raised during the MP’s appearance on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on February 1, 2024.

According to GWL’s statement, the procurement of any water treatment technologies undergoes a thorough evaluation process in consultation with relevant stakeholders and regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana Standards Authority, and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission. The company emphasizes its commitment to transparency and accountability in communicating such decisions to the public.

GWL clarified that, based on its internal procedures, no contract has been awarded for the supply of the alleged “One Drop” disinfectant. The current disinfectants in use include Chlorine Gas, Calcium Hypochlorite granules, and Chlorine Tablets—all of which are chlorine-based disinfectants. The statement assures the public that these disinfectants are available in sufficient quantities at GWL’s treatment plants and warehouses.

The water utility company took the opportunity to reiterate its dedication to providing safe, clean, and potable water to the citizens of Ghana. It highlighted its commitment to upholding the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and regulatory compliance in all operations.

Management of GWL expressed appreciation for constructive dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders to enhance water quality and access in Ghana. The company encourages stakeholders to refrain from spreading unfounded allegations that may undermine public trust in GWL and the integrity of its operations. GWL remains open to communication through its Public Relations/Communication Department and the Right to Information (RTI) desk.

GWL’s management requested that Hon. Sam Nettey George and the public refrain from disseminating information that has not been officially confirmed by Ghana Water Limited or any relevant government agency. The company remains committed to its open-door policy and invites stakeholders to engage in discussions for the common goal of improving water quality across the nation.

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