Ghana Makes Progress With Water Projects

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo provided updates on several water projects in early July.

By Liz Bains on
10th July 2023

The feasibility studies for the Sogakope-Lome Transboundary Water Supply Project are 98% complete, according to Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Funding is now being sought for the project, which aims to improve access to drinking water for 4 million consumers including those living in the districts of Keta, Ketu South, Ketu North, South Tongu and Akatsi South in Ghana’s Volta region. 

The president revealed the information during a commissioning ceremony on 3 July for the €11.5 million ($12.5m) third phase of the Five Districts Water Supply Project at Adaklu in the Volta region.

Financed by Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International, the project will benefit some 89,150 people in 95 communities in Central Tongu, Adaklu and Agotime-Ziope. The president said designs for the fourth phase are ongoing.

The key components involved the construction of concrete tanks to help avoid water contamination at Adaklu Kpeleho, Adaklu Sofa and Adaklu Kpatove; the completion of a water booster station at Adaklu Kpeleho to transport water to the people of Adaklu and Agotime-Ziope; and the laying of 175km of water pipelines. 

The projects are being carried out as part of the government’s Water For All agenda.

“We are also committed to ensuring that we practice safe sanitation and hygiene by the year 2030, in line with the attainment of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our strategic goal is to use a multi-faceted approach, with emphasis on governance and sector institutional strengthening, to accelerate access to equitable WASH services throughout Ghana,” the president said.

President Akufo-Addo gave progress updates on a several other water projects in Ghana as well.

Outstanding works are expected to be completed by March 2024 on the $3.8m Water Supply Improvement Project of the Ghana-Spain Debt Swap Development. The scheme seeks to expand access to and ensure sustainable services in 36 rural towns in the Ho, Ho West, Agotime-Ziope and South Dayi districts. It is being implemented by the Community Water & Sanitation Agency, serving 75,000 people across the districts. 

The €30m Rural Communities and Small Towns Water Supply Project, which aims to improve access to sustainable water in the Volta, Oti, Greater Accra, Ashanti and Eastern regions for an estimated 282,000 people, is 17% complete.

The €85.1m Keta Water Supply Project is due for completion by December 2024. The scheme is designed to provide a reliable source of water to 422,160 people in Keta and surrounding communities and is being implemented by the Ministry of Sanitation & Water Resources through Ghana Water Company.

The €70m Sekondi-Takoradi Water Supply Project, which will benefit 1.4 million people within the Sekondi-Takoradi communities in Ghana’s western region, is expected to be finished by September 2025. 

Meanwhile, the €39m Wenchi Water Project is underway, with the aim of meeting current and future water requirements of the town of Wenchi in the Bono region until 2045. The work involves the construction of a new water treatment facility as well as the rehabilitation of the existing groundwater system.

“The project is expected to serve some 101,870 people living within Wenchi and its [surroundings],” said President Akufo-Addo.

Top photo: President Akufo-Addo at the 3 July commissioning ceremony (Source: Ghana Presidency website

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