Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Accra West Region has observed with grave concern the alarming rate at which some members of the public are stealing water meters and water connection materials in its operational area.
In a statement released by the Company, the thievery of water meters takes place predominantly in the Kasoa, Nyanyano, Amasaman and Dansoman Operational Districts.
"On a typical day, as many as ten (10) cases of meter thefts are recorded in some of the Districts mentioned above, especially within the Kasoa and Nyanyano enclave of the Accra West Region," a part of the statement said.
"At the point of writing this release, we have 40 Police Extracts from Customers in our Nyanyano District alone, covering the last quarter of 2022 to date, in connection with stolen water meters," it added.
It is important to note that these water meters and water connection materials come at great cost to the Company and so culprits should desist from such acts.
According to Solace A. M. Akomeah (Mrs.) Communications Manager GWCL Accra West Region, On Tuesday they caused the arrest of a gentleman in Nyanyano who was on the rampage breaking water connections and stealing the materials.
The gentleman is currently in Police custody at the Ngleshie Amanfrom Police Station and will face the full rigors of the law.
"We are by this release, appealing to the public to be on the lookout for such perpetrators and report all suspected cases to the Police or GWCL to help curb the incidence of meter theft," it concluded.
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