By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Volta Regional Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has cautioned the citizenry against unlawful felling of trees along river banks and other water bodies saying, such activities destroy the water bodies.
The Regional Human Resource Manager, GWCL, Mrs. Juliana K. Amponsah-Asiamah in an interview with Voltaonlinegh.com said unlawful cutting of trees along water bodies could result in the drying up of those resources.
To Mrs. Amponsah-Asiamah, the trees provide shades that protect the water bodies from the sun to keep them ever fresh and from being dried up.
According to her, it was important for the citizenry to make conscious efforts to preserve freshwater resources wherever they are found because these waters are treated and distributed to homes and industries for use, without which life would be unbearable.
The National President of Ladies Association, GWCL was speaking ahead of the upcoming World Water Day to be held on March 22 on the theme, “Leaving no one behind”.
The Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is celebrated around the world and is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Mrs. Amponsah-Asiamahdisclosed that the Day would take workers of the regional GWCL to the company’s headworks at Hohoe for a tree planting exercise as a means of sustaining the freshwater there.
Speaking on the theme for this year’s celebration, she admitted that although access to potable water is a human rights issue and every person in Ghana needs to have access to clean water, financial constraints among other things continued to hinder their operations and the realisation of their vision.
“We’re trying. For us, it’s our wish to get water to everyone but it is boils down to a lot of things that are hindering our core mandate of production and distribution of potable water to customers in urban areas of the country.”