Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister, Sanitation and Water Resources, has inaugurated a 14-member board for the Water Resources Commission (WRC), tasking them to help improve the increasing pollution of the country’s water resources.
The members of the board took the oaths of office and secrecy, administered by the Minister. Retired Commander James C. Addo, President’s nominee, is the Chairman.
Included are Dr Margaret Duah Atuahene, President’s nominee, Mr Kwabena Owusu-Mensah, President’s nominee, Mr Ben Yaw Ampomah, Executive Secretary of WRC, Mr Yendor Ziema Jacob, representative from the Ghana Water Company, Mr Worlanyo Kwadjo Siabi, from the Organizations’ Producing Potable water.
Others are Mr Ernest Kusi-Minkah, from the Hydrology Department, Mr Emmanuel Kofi Modzaka, Irrigation Development Authority, Mr Eugene Ada Asomontsi, Volta River Authority, Mr Awupeyagu Ayilari-Naa Juati, Meteorological Service, and Mr Ransford Sekyi, Environmental Protection Agency.
The rest of the members are Togbe Gbogbolulu V, Paramount Chief of Vakpo Traditional Area, North Dayi, Mr John McDonald Allotey, Forestry Commission, and Mr Collins Anim-Sackey, Minerals Commission.
Mr Adda advised the Board members to bring their rich experiences to improve and protect the fortunes of the water sector since water was critical in every aspect of life.
The Minister said government agenda was to ensure access to affordable and quality water across the country and needed the support of the Board members to actualize that vision in an efficient manner. He said government agenda to introduce a factory in every district cannot be successful without water.
The Minister said Ghana was a blessed nation with abundant water and that it was necessary to harness the water and maximize its benefits.
He said the Commission was set up to regulate, protect and harness the resources and put them to good use. Retired Commander Addo on behalf of the members thanked President Akufo Addo for the confidence reposed in them to work for the country.
He expressed the support of the members to work hard to improve the fortunes of the water sector.