Former President Jerry John Rawlings has backtracked on his allegation of corruption against the Board Chairman of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin.
Mr Rawlings during a meeting with National Democratic Congress (NDC) Cadres and activists of the Revolution at Anita Hotel in Kumasi last weekend fingered some NPP appointees who corruption allegations have been leveled against but wondered why those persons are still in office
He called out the Board Chairman of the Ghana Water Company Alexander Afenyo-Markin who was still in office at a time when serious allegations had been made against him over-inflation of contractual figures and called for his interdiction pending the outcome of thorough investigations by the relevant investigative institutions.
But during a courtesy call on him by Management and Board of the Ghana Water Company Limited(GWCL) it was revealed that the tenure of the matter in question occurred in 2016 under the previous Board of the company.
The Former President Rawlings said he had heard and understands where the Board Chairman was coming from and urged the company to take advantage of the opportunity of the meeting to clarify publicly, details of the said matter under investigation and mention the specific timelines to sanitize the records, pending the outcome of investigations by the Special Prosecutor.
He also took the opportunity to enquire about the progress of proposals for Ghana Water to provide water to parts of Togo, a discussion that has been ongoing between the two countries “for too long”. Managing Director Clifford Braimah confirmed that a feasibility report on the arrangement had been completed and work to seek financiers for the project will commence soon. As part of the proposal to provide water to Togo, all communities along the route within Ghana are expected to benefit from the provision of water from the utility company.