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Government remains committed to pumping significant investment into the country’s utility companies to ensure the delivery of quality and reliable service. A lot has been said about the investments in the energy sector by way of expanding Generation capacity to 5000MW by 2016. Considerable amount of work is also ongoing in transmission and distribution.

While a lot of attention has been focused on issues surrounding electricity supply, massive progress has been made and continues to be made in the provision of potable water for our people. Since 2009, major interventions and substantial investment have been made in the water sector. The table below compares Rural and urban water coverage between 2001 and 2008 as well as 2008 and 2012.

YEAR

2001

2008

2012

DIFFERENCE(2001-2008)

DIFFERNCE(2008-2012)

URBAN WATER COVERAGE

56%

58.5%

63%

2.5%

4.5%

RURAL WATER COVERAGE

41%

56.5%

64%

15.5%

7.5%

 

Government’s target is to reach 85% urban coverage and 76% rural coverage by 2015.

In order to achieve these targets, the following projects are underway:

 

1. KPONG WATER SUPPLY EXPANSION PROJECT (US$273 Million)

The Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project is being carried out with funding from Government of Ghana and China Exim Bank. The project when completed will supply 40 Million gallons per day of water to areas including Adenta, Madina, Kwabenya, Ashongman, North, East and West Legon, Ashaley Botwe, Haatso, Boi, Asofaa, Dome and many others. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014 ahead of the scheduled 2015 completion date. It is currently 73% complete.

2. KPONG INTAKE REHABILITATION PROJECT (Euros 16.5 million)

The Kpong intake expansion project is being carried out to improve efficiency by replacing all existing pumps. As part of the project, 3.3 million gallons per day treatment Plant is being built to increase supply to Accra-Tema Metropolitan Area (ATMA). Communities to benefit from the project include Dodowa, Ningo, Prampram and Akuapem Ridge. The project is 61% complete and is expected to be fully completed in June 2014.

3. ACCRA-TEMA METROPOLITAN AREAR WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (Euros 56.5 Million)

The project involves installation of equipment for the production of 9 million gallons per day, the construction of four reservoirs at Adukrom, Dodowa, Atimpoku and Akorley as well as 92km transmission pipelines. When completed the project will improve water supply to almost 70 communities in both the Greater Accra Region and the Eastern Region. These include: Michel Camp, Afienya, Kpone, Prampram, Old Ningo, New Ningo, and Ayitepa, Kponguna, Omankope, Kodiabe, Doyumu, Agomeda, Adumanya, Menyum, Dodowa, Odese (All in the Greater Accra Region).

Other areas include Akorley, Abonse, Aperede, Adukrom, Awukugua, Dawu, Abiriw, Akropong, Mamfe, Amankrom,Tutu,Obosomase,Ahwerase,Aburi,Gyankrom,Peduase,Kitase,Berekuso,Frankadua,Apegusu,Mangoasi,Atimpoku,New Senchi, Akrade, Domeabra, Lolonyo, Agomanya (All in the Eastern Region).

About 250,000 inhabitants in these communities are expected to benefit.

4. TESHIE-NUNGUA DESALINATION WATER PROJECT

The Teshie-Nungua Desalination Water Project is a 13million gallons per day treatment plant to serve 500,000 people in the project area. It is being implemented through a Build, Operate, Own and Transfer (BOOT) mechanism. The project involves the desalination of sea water and aims at improving water delivery to the following areas; Teshie, Nungua, the Teshie Military barracks, Batsoona, Sakumono and parts of La-Dadekotopon. The project is 25% complete.

5. NSAWAM WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

The project involves the construction of a new treatment plant with a capacity of 1.7 million gallons per day and is expected to be completed in 2014.When completed it will serve such towns as Medie, Ntoaso No.1, Ntoaso No. 2, Owuraku, Hebron and Adoagyiri. Communities along the Accra-Nsawam Road will also benefit from the project.

6. KWAHU RIDGE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

Work has begun on this project to rehabilitate the existing facility and expand the capacity of the water supply system from 1 million gallons per day to 3.5 million gallons per day to serve an estimated population of 330,000. The beneficiary communities include; Abene, Abetifi, Asakraka, Aduamoa, Bepong, Bokuruwa, Tafo, Mpraeso, Nkwatia, Nteso, Obo, Obomeng, Pepease, Twenedase, Kotoso, Asempaneye, Nkawkaw, Hweehwee, Akwasiho, Afi and Suminakese.

7. KUMASI WATER SUPPLY PROJECT-ADDITIONAL WORKS (24 Million Euros)

This project involved the expansion of the Barekese Dam from producing 24 million gallons per day of water to 30 million gallons per day and has improved water supply to KNUST, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School, Prempeh College, Kumasi Campus of University of Education, Tanoso, Asuoyeboa, Kwadaso and Abuakwa.

8. ASANTE MAMPONG WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (US$22 million)

The project involves the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing system to meet the increased demand for water supply in Mampong and its environs. It will increase water supply by 1.6million gallons per day and extend the distribution network by 42 kilometers. The project which is 97% complete is expected to be handed over by December 2013. This will serve the following communities: Darmang, Daaho, Basafor, Besease, Kyeremfaso, Krobo, Mpenya, Dadease, Bonkron, Nsuta and Beposo.

 9. ESSAKYIR WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (20 million Euros)

This project seeks to improve the water supply situation at Essakyir and its environs. The project is designed to serve a population of approximately 163,000.It will produce 3.2 million gallons of water per day. The project is currently 98% complete and being test run with a view to handing it over. It will serve communities like Ekumfi Otuam, Mumford, Dago, Mbroboto, Ekumpoano, Muna, Aboano, Sefera, Esuahyia, Akra, Assafa, Etwaa, Nakwa, Asokwa, Abeka and Ekumfi Swedru.

10. AKIM ODA-AKWATIA-WINNEBA WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (USD$ 165 million)

The project involves the rehabilitation and expansion of water supply systems serving these three towns and their surrounding communities. New water treatment plants will be constructed for Akim Oda and Akwatia to produce 2.2 million and 2 million gallons of water a day respectively. The existing Winneba water treatment plant will also be rehabilitated to restore it to its original capacity of 3 million gallons a day. When completed it will serve 360,000 people in over 30 towns and communities including, Akim Oda, Akim Manso, Attiankama Nkwanta, Aboabo, Batabi, Akwatia, Bawdua, Topreman, Bamenase, GCD Camp, and Asubone Camp. The project is expected to be completed in June 2016.

11. FIVE TOWNS WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (ANYINAM, KIBI, OSENASE, APEDWA AND KWABENG)-8 million Euros

This project funded by the government of Ghana and Unicredit Bank of Austria is to rehabilitate and expand the water supply systems serving the above towns and surrounding communities. The project which is 95% complete will have a total capacity of 1.5 million gallons of water per day. It should be completed this year.

Achievements In The Housing Sector

Available data puts the housing deficit in Ghana at a staggering 1.7million housing units. There are a number of interventions ongoing to help reduce the deficit. Work has commenced on a 5,000 units project at Ningo in the Greater Accra Region. This is part of what is billed to be a 9,120 unit affordable housing complex.

The quest to tackle the housing deficit is being handled not as a100% government financed project but through various forms of private sector participation. Another set of 15,000 affordable units will be constructed over the next five years in Nsakina, Odumase, Kpone and Borteyman.

Following discussions with some members of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), the President has directed the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, and his colleague at the Water Resources, Works and Housing to discuss with the association a proposal for their contribution and involvement in the construction of affordable houses.
    
Various state agencies have been tasked to finance and complete the projects abandoned by the Kufuor administration. The Tema Development Corporation (TDC) is working on buildings at the Kpone site while the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has taken over the construction of the units at Boteyman, Asokore-Mampong in Kumasi, Koforidua, Tamale and Wa.