His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama as part of his ‘Accounting to the People’ Tour of the Country, paid a familiarization visit to the Kwahu Ridge Water Supply Project on April 14, 2016. The Tour comes ahead of the 2016 elections campaign which is expected to start in the next few months.
ADK Consortium’s Resident Engineer for the Project, Ing. Daniel Fynn – Asiam, took the President and his entourage round the project site explaining the works done. He mentioned that work was 99% complete and will be finally handed over to the Client in October 2016.
The contract awarded to Messrs Tahal Group of Israel under the consultancy of ADK Consortium, representing the Ghana Government, per the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, with the Ghana Water Company Limited as the Implementing Entity, started as far back as January 14th , 2011. The Kwahu Ridge Water Supply Project forms part of the 3Ks’ Water Supply Project which comprises the rehabilitation and expansion of the water supply systems at Kumawu, Konongo and the Kwahu Ridge.
The objectives of the Kwahu Ridge Water Supply Project include a New intake structure (Floating Pontoon) on the Volta lake, Rehabilitation of the existing water treatment plant (220m3/h ~ approximately 1mgd), 2.3km raw water line, 9km transmission mains from WTP to Kwahu Tafo, Rehabilitation of the Kwahu Tafo, Mpreaso and Nkwatia Booster stations, Rehabilitation of staff bungalows & a 5km extension of the existing distribution network.
The Minister of Water Resources, Works & Housing, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, in March, 2016, paid a working visit to the site to inspect the project and also appealed to the Municipal authorities to check human activities that destroy the water bodies.
The 3Ks’ Water Supply Project after its completion, will provide 3.6 million gallons of water each day to Ghanaians living in Kumawu, Konongo, Kwahu Ridge and all other Communities in the Asante Akim North District thus improving public health conditions & stimulating socio-economic development for the Communities.
Check out more on the 3Ks’ Water Supply Project here.
Source: ADK Consortium