The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is responsible for formulating water supply policy, overseeing operations of GWCL, sourcing for funding from external support agencies and coordinating sector investment plans.
Under the general direction of the Ministry, GWCL is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors which has overall responsibility for the setting of sector policies and control of corporate programmes. The day-to-day affairs of the company are managed by a Managing Director and three Deputy Managing Directors, one in charge of Finance and Administration, another in charge of Operations and the other in charge of Special Projects.
The four leaders are assisted by 19 Chief Managers who head various departments at the Head Office. These departments are as follows: Project Planning & Development, Human Resources & Administrative Services, Legal Services, Public Relations & Communications, Corporate Planning, Technology & Innovation, Finance, Materials, Commercial, Audit, Water Resources, Water Quality Assurance, Lands & Estates and Business Development.
The 15 Regional Chief Managers are supported by Unit Heads (Line Managers). At the district level, the District Managers supervise and control the various districts of GWCL throughout the country.
GWCL ENTERS THE PACKAGED WATER BUSINESS
Management of GWCL deliberated on the idea of producing bottled water following the re-organization of GWCL, i.e. the merging of Ghana Water Company Limited and the Ghana Urban Water Limited (GUWL), in 2013.
The Special Business Unit (SBU) was established and charged among other things to help set up a water bottling plant. In 2015, the Business Development Unit (BDU) replaced the SBU with the sole purpose of developing a water packaging business for GWCL.
After going through the necessary tender processes, Messrs. Blessedfields Limited was awarded the contract for the construction of the water bottling plant which began in November 2017. Commercial production and sales started in December 2018. The G-Water Bottling Plant is headed by a General Manager.