Ghana Water Company MD resigns

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The Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has resigned.

Godwin Kweku Dovlo tendered his resignation to the Ministry of Water

Resources Works and Housing Thursday, Public Relations Officer of the

Ministry, Abraham Otabil confirmed to Joy News' Dzifa Bampoh.

He would not say the reasons for his resignation, except to indicate

that the Minister has accepted the resignation in good faith.

He said the MD had a two year accumulated leave, which he requested to

take, after which he did not wish to return in his capacity as the

Managing Director.

He said it is not the practice of the Company's MD to resign on

request of taking an accumulated leave but added that as a "Managing

Director of a company, he thinks that he has worked enough for Ghana

Water and he thinks it is time to take a bow. I think that we should

respect his decision and the sector minister has done just that."

He reported the resigned MD as saying that he wished to go into any

other venture outside the role and responsibility of the GWCL.

Mr Dovlo has been a subject of a board of inquiry, following claims by

the company's production staff at Weija that the water supplied to

residents of Accra is unwholesome.

Abraham Otabil unequivocally stated that the resignation had nothing

to do with the allegation of unwholesome water made by the workers at


He insisted that the water is wholesome.

"It has come out clearly that it is untrue. It is unfounded. The water

from Weija has been in existence since Guggisberg time. It is


"…For workers of Weija to claim the water is not wholesome, we do

not think they were right in their decision," he stated.

Abraham Otabil said the deputy MD, Fred Lokko, has been asked to act

until a substantive MD is appointed.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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