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THE ACCRA EAST REGION

 

Accra East Region was established in October 2003.  It is one of the four regions of the then Accra Metropolitan Assembly (ATMA).  It shares its boundary with the Accra West Region to the west on the right side of the Accra-Nsawam Road from Circle and to the left side of the road from circle through Obetsebi Lamptey roundabout to Korlebu Teaching Hospital. To the east it shares its boundary with Tema Region on the left side along the Spintex road from Sakumono through Coca cola roundabout on to the motorway to the left. The Region has staff and customer strength of 500 and 97,638 respectively.

Notable areas in Accra East Region to mention a few are James Town, Ministries, Osu, Labadi, Nima, Maamobi, Newtown, Kotobabi, Kanda, Airport, Roman Ridge, Adenta Legon East Legon, Dome, Achimota, Taifa, Kwabenya, Ashongman, Madina, Teshie, Nungua, Spintex, East Legon, Ashaley Botwe, Agbogba, Frafraha, Pantang and Dodowa with a land coverage of about 81,076.37 hectares.  It has an estimated  population of 2,100,000 with current water service coverage of about fifty percent (50%).

Products and Services

The Region provides water service through a pipe network.  The total length of pipe network is about 1,400 kilometres which only covers about 50% of the area.

 

Water Supply and Distribution

Currently, the Region is being supplied with water from three main sources as follows:-

  • Kpong Headworks (China Gezhouba)
  • Kpong New Works through Tema
  • Weija Headworks

Due to inadequate distribution network, about 50% of the populace is with our services.  Major distribution improvement works is however being undertaken to improve water supply to Achimota, Ofankor and its environs that has been without water for the past twenty five (25) years.

Districts

The Region is currently made up of eight (8) Districts as follows:-

Accra Central

District Manager:     Patience Tawiah Quaye

Contact Number:   0245299100

District Tel. No.:      0302 664566

District Office Location: Itís between Central Police Station and Universal Merchant Bank, Accra Central.

Main Communities include James Town, Caw Lane, Zongo Lane, Ayalolo, Katamanto, Agbogbloshie, Kokomba Market, Timber Market, Okaishie, Tudu, Asylum Down, Adabraka, Industrial Area, Ridge, Ministries, Osu, Nyaniba Estate, High Street, Abossey Okai Mosque and Odorna. Total number of customers is approximately 12,667.

 

Accra North District

District Manager:    Daniel Augustus Adjei

Contact Number:    0277896908 / 0546498240 / 0244654939

District Location:     Off King Tackie Tawiah Overpass

Major areas and communities covered by the District are Dzorwulu, Ablenkpe, Airport Residential Area, Alajo, Kotobabi, Pig farm, Mamobi, Roman Ridge, Nima and Kanda Estate. Total Number of Customers is approximately 14,343.

 

Accra North East District

District Manager:     Baba Andani

Contact Number:    0505421505

District Location:     Legon

Major areas include part of Haatso, Part of Agbogba, East Legon, Madina, Ogbojo, Adjiriganor, Otannor, Otinshie, Shiashie, Christian Service Centre, Ashaley Botwe and Mempeasem. Total number of Customers is approximately 16,468.

 

Dodowa District

District Manager:    Samuel Quaye

Contact Number:    0208165268

District Location:      Dodowa behind the Police Station

Major areas and Communities covered by District are Dodowa township, Kordiabe, Doryumu, Agomeda, Akorley, Nanoman, Bawaleshie, Pillar 2, Mensar Bar, Oyibi, Saasabi, Bush Canteen, Velley View, Malejor, Amrahia. Total Number of customers is approximately 2,345.

 

Dome District

District Manager:     John Badu

Contact Number:    0243444973

District Location:     Legon

Major Areas and communities covered by the District are North Dzorwulu, Abofu, Okponglo, West Legon, Haatso, Kissieman, Christian Village, Parakou Estates, Achimota, Dome, Taifa, Atomic, Kwabenya, Ashongman, ACP Estates and Pokuase. Total number of Customers is approximately 11,788.

 

Adenta District

District Manager:     Ing. Akpanya Paul Cletus

Contact Number:   0205884227

District Location:      Ogbojo Market

Major Areas covered are Amrahia, Amanfrom, Katamanso, Ashiyie, Frafrahaha, Oyarifa, Damfa, Otinibi, Teyeman, Adenta, East Adenta, Ashaley Botwe, Nmaidzon, Nanakrom, Adenta SSNIT Flat, Adenta Housing Down, Commandos, New Legon, Botwe  Lakeside Estates, Adenta SDA, Ritz Junction, Sakora, Powerland, Agbogba and Pantang. Total number of Customers is approximately 7,683.

 

Accra East District

District Manager:     Mac Ken Attah

Contact Number:    0208169683

District Location:      La Palm Wine Junction, off the Trade Fair road

Major Areas covered are La, Cantonments, Labone, Tse Addo, Obedieben, part of Spintex road, May Fair, Matey Tsuru, Airport City, Elwak, etc. Total number of Customers is approximately 11,766.

 

Teshie Nungua District

District Manager:     Kingsley Dzebu

Contact Number:    0242103375

District Tel. No.:      0302721542 / 0302721518

District Location:     Teshie First Junction opposite the Shell Filling Station

Major Areas covered are Teshie Old Town, Teshie Estate, Teshie Greda Estate, Teshie Zongo, Teshie Naaprojor, Teshie Penny, Teshie 1st Junction, Teshie Sea Lady, Teshie Somuyie, Teshie Gust Inn, Tsuibleoo, Agblezaa, Tebibiano, Rasta, Okpoi Gonno, Demo, Spintex, Nungua Old Town, Nungua Nautical, Addo Gonno, Buade, Nungua Zongo, Fertilizer, Adom, Nungua Barrier, Hydrofon Estate, Ravico, Mariville Home Estate, Nungua Cocoa Beach, Nungua Cold Store and Baatsonaa. Total number of Customers is approximately 20,578.

 

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Ing. Francis Kwesi Awotwe

Regional Chief Manager

 

Ing. Francis Kwesi Awotwe who is currently the Regional Chief Manager for the Accra East Region, is a Professional Mechanical Engineer.  He joined Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in 1990 as Assistant Engineer. 

From 2009-2014, he was the Regional Production Manager for Ashanti Region. He was appointed as the Ag. Chief Manager for the newly created Ashanti Production region, following the division of Ashanti Region into three regions. Prior to the above he was the Regional Engineer in charge of Upper West from 2003 to 2009. From 1994 to 2003, he served in the Central Region as Workshop Manager and Operations and Maintenance Engineer consecutively. He also served briefly as Ag. Regional Engineer within the same period.

Ing Awotwe has had practical training in pump design and maintenance with Weir Pumps in Scotland, Proficiency in Urban Water Supply in Germany at Dresden Technical University and Yokohama Water Works in Japan. He has also attended a number of local training and workshops relevant to the Water Supply Industry.

He holds a Commonwealth Executive Masterís degree in Business Administration from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same university.

 

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