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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Ing. Francis Agyei-Boateng

Regional Chief Manager

Ing. Francis Agyei-Boateng is a Civil Engineer with specialization in Water Supply and Wastewater Systems Design and Operations.

He has a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Coventry University, United Kingdom, and a post-graduate Certificate in Advanced Water Supply Management and International Management for Senior Managers from the University of Dortmund, Germany, as well as a post-graduate Certificate in Company Directorship from the Graduate School of Governance and Leadership, Accra, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

Thus far, he has worked as Projects Engineer for the then Ashanti Region and also on two different occasions, at GWCL Head Office, as Project Manager/Projects Monitoring Engineer and Head of Projects.

He also worked as Head of Projects/Head of Planning and Development in the erstwhile ATMA and Accra East Region and as the Distribution Manager for his current region, the Western Region.

Until his transfer to the Western Region as the Regional Chief Manager, he was the Regional Chief Manager for Brong-Ahafo Region, after a two-year spell in the Upper West Region as the Regional Chief Manager.

In addition, Ing. Francis Agyei-Boateng has had the rare opportunity of working as an intern with Stadtswerke Mainz, the department responsible for water supply for the city of Mainz, the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate State of Germany and the Mekorot, which is also the national water supply company of Israel, headquartered then in Tel Aviv.

The Regional Chief Manager for Western Region comes along with a wealth of experience in the water sector spanning beyond twenty-seven (27) years, traversing water distribution operations, planning, designing, implementation and evaluation of water supply projects as well as Water Supply Engineering Management.

Western Regional Chief Manager is endued with passion for accelerated Water Supply Infrastructure Development aimed at improving access to underserved areas. He is also committed to the provision of requisite Engineering training for efficient management and sustainability of supply systems.

He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering.

THE WESTERN REGION

The current water supply coverage for the region is about 44% with current total customer strength of 31,357. The customer metering ratio also stands at 93%.

Water supply currently does not cover the entire region. GWCL operates and manages eight (8) water supply systems in six (6) Metropolitan and District Assemblies in Western Region.

Sources of Water Supply

These are:

  • Daboase Water Treatment Plant in the Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly
  • Inchaban Water Treatment Plant in the Shama Municipal Assembly
  • Bonsa/Tarkwa Water Treatment Plant in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly
  • Axim Water Treatment Plants in the Nzema East Municipal Assembly
  • Prestea Water Treatment Plants in the Prestea-Huni Valley District Assembly
  • Bogoso Water Treatment Plant in the Prestea-Huni Valley District Assembly
  • Aboso Water Treatment Plant Prestea-Huni Valley District Assembly
  • Elubo Water Treatment Plant in the Jomoro District Assembly

For purposes of operations, the Daboase and Inchaban systems constitute the city operations whilst the other six systems constitute the rural operations.

City Operations

The Western Region operates two (2) water supply systems that supply water to the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan area and surrounding communities. These water systems are:

  • Takoradi Water Supply system- Daboase Headworks

This is a conventional water treatment plant with its raw water source obtained from the Pra River. Installed capacity of the headworks is 27,270m³/day (6 million gallons per day). The average daily production output is about 22,720m³ (5 million gallons per day) and the supply area covers Takoradi and its environs.

  • Sekondi Water supply system- Inchaban Headworks

This is a conventional water treatment plant with its raw water source obtained from the Anankwari River. It has an installed capacity of 18,180m³ (4 million gallons per day). The average daily production output is about 9000m³/day (2 million gallons per day) and the supply area is the Sekondi township and its environs.

Rural Operations

The rural systems, with the exception of Bonsa Headworks, benefitted from the Subsequent Year Investment Program (SYIP), which is intended to stabilize supply levels in the rural areas. The Western Region operates six (6) rural water supply systems. These water systems are:

  • Bonsa Headworks

This is a conventional water treatment plant which takes its raw water source from the Bonsa River. Its installed capacity is 4,500m³/day (1 million gallons per day). Its average production output is about 3,400m³/day or about 750,000 gallons a day and the supply area is Tarkwa township and its environs.

  • Prestea Water Treatment Plants (PWTP)

Prestea supply system operates nine (9) boreholes that feed two (2) new water treatment plants. The installed capacity is 2880m³ per day (633,600 gallons daily).

  • Aboso Water Treatment Plants

Aboso supply system operates six (6) boreholes that feed two (2) new water treatment plants. Its installed capacity is 1080m³ per day (237,600 gallons daily).

  • Bogoso Water Treatment Plant

Bogoso supply operates five (5) boreholes that feed the new water treatment plant. It produces 45m³ per hour. The plant produces 810m³ per day (178,200 gallons daily)

  • Elubo Water Treatment Plant

Elubo water system operates six (6) boreholes that feed the new water treatment plant. It produces 1080m³ per day (237,600 gallons daily).

  • Axim Water Treatment Plant

This is a conventional water treatment plant which takes its raw water source from the Denkyemzule River. Its installed capacity is 1,136m³/day (250,000 gallons per day). Its average production output is about 300m³/day or about 66,000 gallons a day and the supply area is Axim township and its environs.

Axim water systems also has eight (8) boreholes that is constructed under the SYIP to augment water supply from the conventional water treatment plant.

Districts in the Western Region

There are five (5) GWCL districts in the Western Region. These are Takoradi North, Takoradi South, Sekondi, Tarkwa and Axim. The various GWCL districts have customer centres located within the district premises and these are headed by District Managers who are responsible for the day-to-day administration and activities in the district.

Takoradi North District

District Manager: Mr. Paul Ganyo

Phone Number: 0244 454 077

Office Location: Regional office yard near STC, Takoradi

This new district covers the western part of Takoradi which includes Ntankoful, Anaji, Effiakuma West, Kwesimintsim, Apollo, Apowa, Funko, New Amanful, Apremdo, Airport Ridge, West Tanokrom, parts of Beach road and adjoining communities. Major institutions include Airport, Air Force Base, Takoradi High School and Asare Oppong School Complex.

Takoradi South District

Ag. District Manager: Mr. Baafour Kyei Essien

Phone Number: 0247 989 083

Office Location: Near GHAPOHA Hospital, Takoradi

The district comprises of parts of Fijai, WAMCO, New Site, New Takoradi, Windy Ridge, T-Poly area, East Effiakuma, Pipe Ano, Town centre, Market Circle, Essikafoambantem 1, 2 & 3, Chapel Hill, Dixcove Hill, Harbour area and parts of Beach Road.  Major institutions include GHAPOHA, Bank of Ghana, Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi Polytechnic, and GHACEM.

Sekondi District

District Manager: Mr. Bernard Missah

Phone Number: 0208 188 266

Office Location: Near the Regional Coordinating Council, Sekondi

This district is made up of Daboase township, Assorko Esaaman, Inchaban, Shama, Essipong, Essikado, Kojokrom, Ketan, Enoe, Mpintsin, Bakaekyir, Bakano, Bakado, Regional Coordinating Council area, Naval Base, Nkotompo and parts of Fijai. Major institutions include Regional Administration, Essikado Hospital, Effia Nkwanta Hospital, Regional Police Command, Carmeuse Lime Products, Sekondi College and Bosomtwi Sam Fishing Harbour.

Tarkwa District

District Manager: Mr. James Oteng Mensah

Phone Number: 0243 148 403

Office Location: Agric Hill near UMaT, Tarkwa

This district covers Bonsa, Agona, Mempeasem, Ahwitieso, Tamso, Bankyem, Effuanta, Nsuta area, Kwamenakrom, Tamso Estates, New Takoradi, New Layout, Town centre, Zongo Centre, Cyanide, Kwabedu, Boboobo, Brahabebome, Aboso, Bogoso, Prestea, Government Hill and Agric Hill. Some major institutions include University of Mines and Technology (UMat), Anglogold Ashanti, Fiaseman School, Tarkwa High School and other mining companies.

Axim District

Ag. District Manager: Mr. Robert Taylor

Phone Number: 0244 742 613

Office Location: Near Nsein Senior High School, Axim

The district covers Brewire, Beamish, Apewosika, Nsein, Dadwen, Mentukwa, Mantemankebi, AccraTown and Amanfokumam. Some notable institutions include Nsein SHS, Axim Hospital and Axim Beach Hotel.