BNI Discovers Over 700 Stolen Pipes of GWCL

Ghana Water Company Ltd.National Security operatives have uncovered what they suspect to be massive theft going on at the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

The security agency discovered 750 PVC pipes kept in an uncompleted house of the company’s former General Secretary of the Public Utility Workers Union, at Amanfro in the Ga South of the Greater Accra region.

There are however no documents indicating the pipes belong to Jerry Addo, former union leader and owner of the house.

A staff of the company who claims to know more about the alleged corruption, spoke to Joy News’ Beatrice Adu on condition of anonymity.

He said in order to cover-up their nefarious dealings, the corrupt officials claim the pipes are to be laid underground but they somehow select areas that have regular water supply as opposed to places such as Chorkor where the underground pipes are chocked and needed to be changed.

“Later they will say that they have laid and covered these pipes; because the pipes are underground you can’t identify whether it is true that they have been laid or not,” he said.

He called on the government to investigate “thoroughly” the activities of the Ghana Water Company Limited. He also claimed similar illegal activities are going on in other regions like the Western and Central.

Director of Operations and Human Welfare Manager at the National Security, Major Ignatius Awuni told Joy News his outfit had a tip-off that 750 PVC pipes of six and four inches – have been dumped in a building at Amanfrom, in the Ga South Municipal of the Greater Accra region.

“Ghana Water Company is also telling us that they don’t know who ordered for the materials to be sent to that place, implying that they also don’t know how the materials got there.”

He said in the course of their investigations, a worker at GWCL, named only as David admitted that the house belongs to his father, Jerry Addo. Major Awuni said David is currently in the custody of the BNI to assist with ongoing investigations.

Major Awuni said permission has been sought from the company to remove the materials and keep them in the custody of the BNI.

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