WEIJA DAM SPILLAGE- Due to the heavy downpour in the catchment area of the Densu River basin, Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has begun minimal spillage of excess water from the dam as at Sunday 11th October, 2020. Management of GWCL therefore wishes to inform members of the general public as well as institutions and organizations who have properties downstream of the dam to take note and act accordingly since information from the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) indicates that there will be more rains. Meanwhile the GWCL, NADMO and other sector agencies are making arrangement for the provision of water and other services to the people displaced by the flood. Affected communities include; Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kopey and surrounding communities.
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Mr. Philip Dwamena-Boateng

Regional Chief Manager

Mr. Philip Dwamena-Boateng is a Process Chemist/Sanitary Engineer with specialization in Water Quality/Treatment as well as Pollution Control and Water Treatment Plant Designs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation all from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

He joined GWCL as an Assistant Chemist in 1990 after having worked at Western Castings Limited, Takoradi from 1988 to February, 1990 as a Pollution Control Officer.

As an Assistant Chemist, he worked in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions where he contributed extensively in the area of small water systems designs, identification of pollutants in groundwater which culminated in the identification of high fluoride in some groundwaters in the Upper East Region as the cause of teeth discoloration and the quality of source water ideal for slow sand filtration in the Northern Region.

He has also worked in the Central region where he assisted in the design of Water Treatment Plants for Kwanyako, Winneba and Baifikrom Water Treatment Plants through simulation studies and also assisted in the area of iron removal in both surface and groundwaters. He was also the Process Chemist that assisted in the Winneba Water Treatment Plant commissioning.

Prior to becoming a Chief Manager, he worked in the Volta Region as the Regional Production Manager from 2009 to November, 2015 before he became the Regional Chief Manager of the Region. He served in this capacity in the Volta Region until he was transferred to the Eastern Region in August 2016. He is currently the Regional Chief Manager of the Central region.

Dwamena-Boateng has had the opportunity in the past to work with Water Companies in the Netherlands and Japan on attachment and has also attended a number of Workshops and Conferences both home and abroad in the area of Water Quality and Treatment as well as Water Treatment Plant designs and has a number of publications to his credit. He has also made four presentations at AfWA Conferences in Algeria, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Mali. He consults in the area of Water Treatment and Quality Control, Pollution Control, simulation studies for the design of Water Treatment plants and he is also a member of the Ghana Chemical Society (GCS) and International Water Association (IWA).

THE CENTRAL REGION

The Central Region

Central Region occupies a total size of 9,826km².  The region shares borders on the east with the Greater Accra Region, on the North with Ashanti and Eastern Regions and on the West with Western Region.  With the exception of Upper Denkyira West, Assin North Municipal and Assin South District Assemblies, GWCL is represented in the seventeen (17) remaining urban centres of the districts.

Water Supply Systems

Currently, the Region operates and maintains a total of nine (9) water supply production systems with an installed capacity of 136,830m³/d.  Those systems are managed by the Operations Manager with support from nine (9) station officers.  Dunkwa and Twifo Praso however rely on groundwater as the source of production whilst the remaining systems are surface based treatment systems.

Sources of Raw Water

Kwanyaku Headworks                   –           Ayensu River

Sekyere Hemang Headworks        –           Pra River

Baifikrom Headworks                    –           Ochi Amisa River

Brimsu Headworks                         –           Kakum River

Essakyir Headworks                       –           Ochi Nakwa River

Breman Asikuma Headworks       –           Ochi River

Winneba Headworks                      –           Ayensu River

 

Districts in the Central Region (10)

The Central Region has ten (10) operational districts namely: Saltpond, Winneba, Swedru, Dunkwa, Elmina, Essakyir, Buduburam, Bisease, Cape Coast North and Cape Coast South.

Cape Coast North District

District Manager: Mr. Samuel Kofi Owusu

Contact: 0241104544

Office Location: Near New Cape Coast Stadium

Community Coverage: Jukwa, Twifo Praso Pedu, Abura. The major institutions include the University of Cape Coast and Wesley Girls High School.

, Augustine, Mfantsipim, Wesley Girls High School, Ghana National, Aggrey Memorial, Our Lady of Apostles.

Swedru District

District Manager: Mr. Fred W. Nyarko

Contact: 0247583845

Office Location: Swedru Bungalow Area. Behind District Assembly

Community Coverage: Swedru township, Bawjiase, Asafo, Kwanyako, Nkum, Duakwa, Mensahkrom, Nyakrom, Abodom, Kunduase, Nsaba, Afransie, Mankrom Junction.

Major customers in these districts are Swedru Secondary School, Sachet water producers, Ayensu Starch Factory.

Winneba District

District Manager:  Mr. Joseph Benin

Contact No: 0244931883

District Office Location: Adjacent Winneba High Court

Tel: 0332322088

Community Coverage: Apam to Gyengyenase, Okyereko, Mumford, Winneba township, Pomadze, University of Education, Ateitu, Ghana Hostel, Windy Lodge Hotel

Saltpond District

District Manager – Mr. Joseph Benin

Contact Number – 0508679256/0244931883

District Office Location – Eguabado

The district stretches from Essakyir, Mankessim, Saltpond Anomabo, Ekonabaze, Ekoti, Abandze, Suprundo, Otuam, Serafo Kokodo, etc.

Key customers are Mfantsipim Girls High School, Saltpond and Ceramics among others.

Elmina District

District Manager: Mr. Benjamin Mfodwo

Contact: 0246432578

Office Location: Adjacent KEEA District Assembly Office

Tel: 0332096399

Community Coverage: Elmina to Komenda Abrem Agona.

The major customers include Nduom Group of Companies, Elmina Beach Resort, Komenda Sugar Factory, Edinaman Secondary School, and Prison Service.

Dunkwa District

District Manager: Mr. Ben Benefo

Contact: 0248788661

Office Location: Dunkwa Low Cost near Court Building

Tel: 0332150051

Community Coverage: Dunkwa Township including Attechem, Mfuom, Bibianiha, Boamponsem SHS area. Currently there are no major consumer as customers are predominately low/average customers.

Essakyir District

District Manager: Mr. Joseph Sunny Acquah

Contact: 0246433916

Office Location: Esuehyia (Off Accra Takoradi Highway) adjacent ECG Office

Community Coverage: Essakyir town, Essuehyia, Suprundo, Otuam, Serafo Kokodo, Ekumpoano, Ekoti, Eyisam, Edukuma, Asaafa, Ekumfi Fruit Juice Company, Narkwa.

Bisease District

District Manager: Mr. Emmanuel Freeman Essel

Contact: 0242659370

Office Location: Near Abensia

Community Coverage: Bisease town, Ajumako, Mando, Hasowodze, Entumbil, Ba, Ochiso, Kokoben, Assasan, Abensia, Essiam, Amia, Asikuma, Upper and Lower Bobikuma.

Cape Coast South District

District Manager: Mr. Isaac Essilfie

Contact: 0243253085

Office Location: Opposite Cape Coast Castle

Community Coverage: Cape Coast township, Abura Dukwa, Nkanfoa, Moree, Amosima. Second Cycle Institutions such as Mfantsipim SHS, Adisadel SHS, St. Augustines SHS, Ghana National SHS, Aggrey Memorial SHS, Our Lady of Apostles Teacher Training.