The Ghana Water Company Limited has cut water supply to Malta Guinness Company Limited at Achimota in Accra over non-payment of bills.
According to the water distribution company, the beverage company is yet to pay a GH¢6.7 million water consumption debt.
This comes after several caution letters to get the company to settle its debt failed, according to GWCL.
The exercise is part of an ongoing revenue mobilisation exercise by the GWCL to retrieve monies owed by its customers.
Addressing the media after the disconnection, the Regional Chief Manager of the Accra East Region, Ing Emmanuel A. Johnson said the disconnection of the water supply is to compel the beverage company to pay its outstanding bills.
“Guinness is a multinational company, and such companies, they abide by the protocols, they won’t go back to illegally reconnect the water. In the situation where they reconnect themselves, there is a huge penalty that awaits them. They will be penalized. We are going to send them a notice that they’ve been disconnected, so they should come and pay all their bills else they won’t be reconnected. In case they bring part of the GH¢6.7 million, if we are satisfied, we will have a payment plan with them and go back and reconnect them,” he said.
The water processing and distribution company is on an exercise to recoup debt owed by its customers across the country.
Mr. Johnson told the media that a three months notice to various industries to settle their bills had elapsed adding that while others had made efforts to settle their indebtedness in line with the newly approved tariffs, Guinness Ghana failed to do so hence the disconnection.
“We’ve had extensive discussions with industry players. We gave them a three months notice, and it has elapsed. Guinness is showing no faith to pay the tariff which was given to industry. That is why we are here,” he added.