The Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Dr. Clifford Braimah, has advocated the involvement of the Water Resources Commission in the combat against unlawful mining in Ghana.

According to him, this will strengthen the inter-agency efforts being employed in coping with the menace.

Speaking in an interview with Samson Lardy Anyenini on NewsFile on Saturday, he explained that, the Water Resources Commission is a important company, whose mandate can’t be ignored if the combat against ‘galamsey’ in water our bodies is to succeed.

He nonetheless noted that the Commission is currently under-resourced, therefore the necessity for it to be retooled.

“For us in Ghana Water Company, we take the resource itself to produce water for citizens. But we do not have the role or the power to monitor the water bodies. It is the Water Resources Commission.

In all these activities that we’re carrying out, at what position have we placed the Water Resources Commission? Have you gone to the Water Resources Commission to look at even the offices they work in?”, Dr Braimah quizzed.

He added: “I think that for us to be able to fight this menace, Water Resources Commission must be strengthened adequately to give them the necessary power to do what they have to do, and then resource them adequately”.

The suggestion by the GWCL boss provides to the current suggestions from stakeholders on how to take care of ‘galamsey’ in the country.

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