Fight negative pratices to protect water bodies – Water Manager
The Western Regional Chief Manager of the Ghana Urban Water Limited (GUWL), Mr Daniel Moumaalah, has urged Ghanaians to fight negative practices that deplete water bodies to ensure food security for the present and future generations.
He noted that the gradual depletion of water sources if not checked, had the tendency to plunge the nation into economic crises in future since water was essential to agriculture and food production.
In this regard, he said, the GUWL would supports “any activity, be it economic, social or cultural, which affects the availability of fresh water bodies in Ghana and the world at large”.
Mr Moumaalah was addressing a durbar at Daboase in the Mpohor Wassa East District to mark this year’s world water day celebration.
The Regional Chief Manager earlier led journalists and students to tour the Daboase water treatment plant where dredging is taking place to contain more volumes of water to supply the Sekondi-Trakoradi metropolis and its environs.
The Day was observed on the theme “Water and food security” implying that food security is linked with water because without it there would be no food production.
“To ensure food security therefore, we need to rethink how we manage and allocate our water resources among competing uses”, he said.
He, therefore, entreated all individuals, groups, opinion leaders, traditional rulers, district assemblies and the lawmakers to join the public educational drive to protect the water bodies for the present and succeeding generation.