The head of communications at the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Stanley Martey says the fight against illegal mining (galamsey) has helped to improve the quality of water being produced across the nation.
According to him, the recent campaign by both government and the media against illegal mining has ensured that water treatment plants which were initially shut down have been reopened.
The GWCL had closed down water treatment plants in certain areas, including the Kyebi, Dabuasi and Odaso water plants, which had been heavily polluted by these galamsey activities.
However, the aforementioned water treatment plants have now been reopened as a result of the mitigation of galamsey operations.
Speaking in an interview with Citi FM, Mr. Martey said: “We’ve seen some improvement and we are happy about the campaign against galamsey activities.
“I hope that it will all be sustained…If it is not sustained and this galamsey activity continues or start again, we are going to face the same challenge.”
He added that the fight against galamsey was a good course, and urged the general public to help protect the various water bodies across the country.