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THE ACCRA WEST REGION

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 Accra West Region

Accra West Region is one of the three operational regions of Ghana Water Company Limited in the Greater Accra Region, with the other two being Accra East and Tema Regions.

The Region stretches from the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and encompasses the western section of Accra, along the coast to Kasoa. It is bounded on the North-East by the main Accra-Kumasi highway, up to Pobiman.

 

The major communities in the Region include Korle-Bu, Kaneshie, Awudome Estates, Avenor, Mamprobi, Chorkor, Russia, Bubuashie, Odorkor Dansoman, Darkuman, Kwashieman, Abeka Lapaz, Sowutuom, Mallam, McCarthy Hill, Weija, Bortianor, Nyanyarno, Kasoa and Amasaman.

Water Supply in Accra West Region

Water supply currently does not cover the entire Region. This is because the existing water distribution network is not enough to match-up with the rapid expansion of the new communities, especially in the Kasoa, Anyaa and Ablekuma areas.

The supply coverage for the Region is about 60%, and the current total customer strength for the Region is 117,312 (as at April 2020). There are plans underway to embark on sustained pipeline extension projects within the corporate approved planning scheme in the Region.

The GAMA Project has also helped in expanding the supply network and improving distribution in some low-income communities in the Region.

Source of Supply

The major source of water to the Region is from the Weija Treatment Plant. About 130,160 cubic meters/day (29 MGD) of the water from Weija is retained in Accra West Region for distribution.

 

Water demand within Accra West Region is mostly for domestic purposes. There are however a number of low-scale business units, shops, hotels, restaurants and educational institutions scattered across the Region. The few factories located within the Industrial Area are not major water consumers.

DISTRICTS IN ACCRA WEST REGION

The Accra West Region has twelve (12) operational Districts, namely: Mamprobi, Dansoman North, Dansoman South, Odorkor, Kaneshie/Awudome, Darkuman/Gbawe, Sowutuom, Weija, Bortianor, Nyanyarno, Kasoa and Amasaman.

Kasoa District

District Manager:  Mr. Emmanuel Aberinga

Contact: 0201074818

Office Location:  Kasoa New Market, Adjacent Beige Bank

Communities served:  Kasoa, Opeikuma, Amanfrom and Ofaakor. The District has some of the fastest developing communities in the Region.

Nyanyarno District

Ag. District Manager:  Mr. Iddrisu Mahama

Contact: 0244623371

Office Location:  Nyanyarno Adade Junction

Communities served:  Nyanyarno, Tuba, Kuwait, Kokrobite, Galilea Market, Millennium City, Langma, Fijai, Safari, CP, Brigade.

Bortiano District

District Manager:  Mr. Augustus Ashong

Contact Nos.:  0302935474, 0302935473, 0277409379

Office Location:  GICEL Commercial Centre (SCC)

Communities served:  New and Old Bortianor Towns, Aplaku, Tetegu, Dunkona, Kokrobite, Tuba and the old Broadcasting Area.

Weija District

District Manager:  Ing. Paul Ganyo

Contact No.:  0303968784, 0244454077

Office Location:  GICEL Commercial Centre (SCC)

Communities served:  Weija, Oblogo, GICEL, Janman, Maccarthy Hill.

Darkuman/Gbawe

District Manager:  Mr. Edmund Slippi Mensah

Contact Nos.:  0303968788, 0243544442 / 0561290123

Office Location:  Darkuman-Cable and Wireless

Communities served:  Gbawe, Mallam, Awoshie, Anyaa, Ablekuma, Nsumfa, Kwashieman, Santa Maria, parts of Mambo, Sowutuom and Olebu.

Mamprobi District

District Manager:  Mrs. Patience Tawiah Quaye

Contact Nos.:  0302968781, 0303968782, 0503169137

District Office Location:  Abossey Okai  Zongo Junction

Communities served:  Korle-Bu, Mamprobi, Laterbiokoshie, Abbosey Okai, Mataheko, Chorkor, Russia and surrounding areas.

Major institutions:  The major institutions in the District are the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and St Mary’s Secondary School.

Dansoman North District

District Manager:  Mr. Mohammed Essuman

Contact No.:  0302305545, 0244147558

District Office Location:  Dansoman Roundabout, adjacent St. Martin de Porres School

Communities served:  Dansoman Township, Parts of Odorkor, Sakaman, Hansonic, Tweneboah, Akokofoto, New Russia, Zamamara line, Damba, Halm Down and CMB.

Dansoman South District

District Manager:  Mr. Simon Yaw Manu

Office location:  Dansoman Roundabout, adjacent St. Martin de Porres School

Contact No.:  0244273708, 0249675557

Communities served:  Banana Inn, Camara, Chorkor, New Mamprobi, Aborgwe, IBE, Petroleum, Opetekwei, Wiaman, Glefe, Mpoase, Karikari, Agege, Shiabu.

Odorkor District

District Manager:  Mrs. Genevieve Ayim

Contact Nos.:  0303976526, 0243402552

District Office Location:  Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Adjacent the VIP Bus Terminal.

Communities served:  Odorkor Township, Tesano, Apenkwa, Abeka, New Fadama and Darkuman.

Major institutions:  The National Police Training School and the Ghana Telecom University.

Kaneshie/Awudome District

District Manager:  Mr Baafour Kyei Essien

Contact Nos.:  0303968678, 0303968679, 0247989083

District Office Location:  Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Adjacent the VIP Bus Terminal

Communities served:  Kwame Nkrumah Circle (the western section of the Achimota Road, North Industrial Area, North-Kaneshie, Bubuashie and Awudome Estates.

Major institutions:  The Industrial area constitutes the major consumption zone and also acts as the highest revenue generation zone for the District.

Apart from the major industries, Accra Academy and Cocoa Clinic are the major institutions in the district.

Sowutuom District

District Manager:  Mr Joseph Abram Carr

Contact Nos.:  0303968790, 0303968789, 0244989202

Office Location:  Behind the Kata Hostel at Lapaz (Along the N1 Road)

Communities served:  Akweteyman, Chantan, Tabora, Nii Boye Town, Ofankor, parts of Kwashieman, Santa Maria, parts of Sowutuom, Olebu and parts of Pokuase.

Major institution:  The Catholic Seminary.

Major institution:  The Catholic Seminary.

Amasaman District

District Manager:  Mr. Laetus Yaru

Contact No.:  0509610776 / 0278188844/ 0243434402

Office Location:  The Works Department of Ga West Municipal Assembly

Communities served:  Amasaman Township, Abehenease, Toman, Sapeiman, Pobiman, Obeyeyie, Daaresalam, Fise, Amanfrom and parts of Pokuase