Ghana Water Limited (GWL) has responded to the recent claims made by Sam Nettey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram about the importation of a water treatment product called “One Drop.”

According to the company, no contract has been awarded for the procurement of the water treatment chemical.

This was contained in a statement issued on Friday February 2, 2024.

Sam George had alleged that government and GWL had imported “One Drop” as a substitute for traditional chlorine in water treatment processes.

He said although the product has received approval from regulatory bodies in Ghana as a disinfectant, it is not recognised as a water treatment product.

But management of Ghana Water Company said the allegations by the Ningo-Prampram is a figment of his imagination.

It said before they decide to import a new water treatment chemical, it undergo a comprehensive evaluation process.

This process involves consultations with stakeholders and regulatory agencies, such as the Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana Standards Authority, and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission before a decision is reached.

The management asserts that, following internal procedures, no contract has been awarded for the supply of the “One Drop” disinfectant.

“The procurement process typically involves a positive evaluation report sent to the Public Procurement Agency (PPA) for sole sourcing or an advertisement for competitive tendering processes” the statement said.

The statement said the current disinfectants used for water treatment are Chlorine Gas, Calcium Hypochlorite granules, and Chlorine Tablets which are all chlorine-based disinfectants.

Ghana Water Company reassures the public that there are ample quantities of these disinfectants available at their treatment plants and warehouses.

It stressed its commitment to providing safe, clean, and potable water to Ghanaians.

The management affirms their dedication to upholding the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and regulatory compliance in their operations.

They urged all stakeholders to refrain from making unfounded allegations that may undermine public trust in Ghana Water and its operations.