Board members of the state-owned Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), have jumped into the defence of it Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ing. Walanyo Siabi over allegations that the latter is lying to the government to use an amount of GHC102m to create jobs.
According to a statement from CWSA, "attention of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) has been drawn to an article titled ‘CWSA CEO lying to government to create jobs" attributed to one Mr. Issah Ahmed, Secretary of a group called Leadership of Association of Small Towns Water Supply Systems – Ghana.
Chief Public Relations Manager of CWSA, Mrs. Pauline Estella Pebla Tambro in a statement signed explained "the Agency wishes to state that the CWSA, which is the lead government entity in the Rural Water and Sanitation Sub-sector, is not aware of any such organization called “Leadership of Association of Small Towns Water Supply – Ghana” and its operations in the Rural Water Sub-sector.
The said Association has also accused managers of CWSA of deliberately masterminding a serious national water crisis to create water security threat in Ghana so as to clandestinely win government support and action to reverse all gains made in rural water delivery.
According to Mrs. Pauline Estella Pebla Tambro, CWSA as the lead government entity in the Rural Water and Sanitation Sub-sector acts for and on behalf of government in carrying out the reforms in the Sub-sector
"That CWSA never formally or informally had any interactions with the said group on the Agency’s operations and reform programme", the PRO said.