March 28, 2019
Cecilia Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, has told Parliament as a result of inadequate daily production of water to meet current demand there are measures in place to address the water needs of the people of Asalaja and its environs.

According to the Minister, interventions have been initiated to provide portable water to the people as extension of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) distribution network to the communities is under consideration.

She noted on the floor of Parliament when answering question that it would bring some relief to the communities as supply would be rationed to the areas.

In the long term GWCL is in discussions with interested investors to rehabilitate and expand the Weija Headworks as part of the expansion distribution pipeline that would be extended to the communities.

“Mr. Speaker, the communities along the Kasoa-Obom-Amasaman road depends on water supply from the Candy and Bamag Water treatment plants at Weija Headworks.

In addition, the existing installed plant capacities of the Candy and Bamag water treatment plants are 8MGD and 6MGD respectively.

However, each plant is currently producing at 5.6MGD due to frequent power outages and decrease in efficiencies of the plant facilities over the period”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/