Alexander Afenyo-Markin, Board chair, GWCL

Member of Parliament
for Effutu constituency, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin has called on politicians
to set their priorities right when it comes to real issues affecting the
country and stop politicising them.

According to him, it
is necessary for politicians to support the good course of the government to
help make Ghana a better place for everyone.

“The National Democratic Congress never supported the government’s fight against corruption, they said we were destroying people’s means of livelihood, but today it is costing Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) more money to treat water.

“It doesn’t matter
which government is in power, if we sabotage government’s fight against ‘galamsey’,
then what progress are we making?” he stated on Peace FM, monitored by

Mr Afenyo-Markin further stated that ‘galamsey’ is costing the GWCL lots of money which might affect the salary of workers there.

“If we don’t take care
we will have to go back to government for money to pay workers because if you
use all the money you gain as revenue to treat water, there will be none left
to pay the workers. Now, if you go to Weija and other places all our filtering
plants are spoilt. There is no money to fix them because we are investing so
much money in chemicals. So, if we will continue to politicise real issues and
not accept the truth then it is going to affect us,” he stated on Peace FM.

He added that “we are
the main cause of the excess mining of the Chinese and other foreigners in

“When the Chinese
ambassador was speaking he said that the Chinese in Ghana do not know where the
gold is. This means that the problem is us Ghanaians, we are showing them where
it is. You can’t go to China and do this, it is us the Ghanaians who register
their companies for them, the same Ghanaians who will take them to the forest,
chiefs and stand in as agents so taskforce will not arrest them,” he noted.

He urged Ghanaians to
protect the forest and water bodies by desisting from being intermediaries for
these foreigners.

“Let’s protect our
water bodies and the forest. You know one of our major sources of revenue is
cocoa and now people are cutting down their cocoa plants because of mining
which is not good. This is not about New Patriotic Party or President Nana Akufo-Addo,
this is about all of us, the collective effort to help build our nation and
make it better,” he stated.

Source: Adomonline | Nana
Aba Mensah

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