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22.04.2007 General News

Expansion of Tamale Water Project on schedule

By myjoyonline

The Tamale Water Supply Expansion Project which was commenced in August last year is on course and is expected to be completed in August 2008.

Mr. Hackman Owusu Agyeman, Minister of Works and Housing performed the sod-cutting ceremony for work on the project in August last year. The project was made possible by a loan agreement of 45 million euros between the government of Ghana and the Netherlands.

Mr. Russell Bryce, Senior Project Engineer of Biwater Company, the British Construction Company undertaking the project said this when some members of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) led by Alhaji

Abdul-Rahaman Musah, the Board Chairman on Friday visited some of the project sites at Nawuni and Dalun in the Tolon/Kumbungu District to see the progress of work.

The water treatment plant at Dalun currently pumps 4.4 million gallons of water a day and it is expected that when the expansion project was completed it would add an additional 4.6 million gallons making it a total of 10 million gallons per day.

Messrs Kwabena Oppong, Obiri Yeboah, Moses Pecku, Board Members were among the team including Mr. David Bansah the Northern Regional Chief Manager of GWCL.

They were led to inspect the progress of work by Mr. Edward Kweku Agyekum, Supervising Engineer of the GWCL.

Alhaji Musah expressed satisfaction on the progress of work so far done by Biwater but appealed to the company on the need to work faster so that the work could be completed ahead of schedule.

He said the government was anxious that the work be completed early to bring relief to the people of the Tamale Metropolis and its environs in the quest for potable drinking water.

He also appealed to the Company to provide the Supervising Engineer with the necessary tools and equipment to facilitate his work.

Source: GNA