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Community and trade union activists have successfully pressured Ghana’s national government not to extend the contract of Aqua Vitens Rand (AVRL). On 6 June 2011, Aqua Vitens Rand officially handed over its operations to the Ghana Water Company.
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Ghana Water Company to take over operations of Aqua Vitens
Ghana Water Company will take over the management of urban water supply in the country. Civil Society organizations and workers of Ghana Water Company have described Aqua Viten’s performance as poor.
The National Coalition Against Privatization of Water has welcomed government’s intention not to renew the management contract of Aqua Vitens Rand Limited come May 31, 2011, disclosing that company has to be sanctioned to recoup the cost of its non-performance. Click here for more.
Ghana: Coalition Wants AVRL Sanctioned
The National Coalition Against Privatisation of Water (NCAP) has demanded that Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL), whose urban water management contract with the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) comes to an end on 6 June, should be sanctioned for 'damages' arising out its non-performance. Click here for more.
Utility workers against renewal of AVRL's contract
PSI Ghanaian affiliate the Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU) has warned Government against any attempt to extend the contract of Aqua Vitens Rand (AVRL), operators of Ghana Water Company. The workers have in a ten-point resolution described AVRL as a failure in every aspect including water quality and general performance. Click here for more.