A survey conducted in 2021 found that some sachet water products sold in Ghana are tainted with feces, which raises concerns about the product’s regulation in Ghana.
Ghanaians are increasingly relying on sachet water as their primary source of drinking water, according to data from the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC).
According to data from the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the average national consumption of sachet water in Ghana has increased dramatically from over seven million (31.7%) in 2010 to over eleven million (37.3%) in 2021.
Speaking on this, the managing editor of the Insight newspaper has urged the Ghana Standard Authority to step up efforts and make sure that sachet water companies follow regulations throughout production.
“We urge the producers to be careful and mindful of their production because it’s about public safety. Standard Board also needs to be up and doing…” he said on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’.
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