The Greater Accra Pure Water Producers Association has called an emergency Pure Water Producers meeting ahead of series of challenges facing the association following the implementation of the new utility tariff regimes.
The meeting will adhere all producers to elect regional executives and plans how to sustain the price increment and is expected to come on 24th November 2018, at Atomic Park Haatso Road – 2:00 Pm
Growing up, drinking water was carried in buckets and earthenware pots and served to consumers in cups or in transparent polythene bags in the major cities and towns. It was then an interesting sight watching young, agile women carrying open pans filled with iced water roaming the lorry stations and calling out prospective patrons. In fact, only one or a few steel or plastic cups were used by the drinking water vendors to serve many customers. The health hazards were obvious.
The sachet and packaged water producers have, therefore, become a major source of relief to the people. They provide direct employment for some 100,000 hands who would have otherwise been unemployed, with its negative consequences for the nation.