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Ing. Mark Teiko Codjo

Regional Chief Manager

 

Ing. Mark Teiko Codjoe graduated from the University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987.  He joined GWCL as Assistant Engineer in 1990 and has worked across many portfolios of GWCL.  He has attended many senior management courses both locally and abroad and had attachment with Thames Water in the U.K. in 1994.  He holds a Certificate in Management of Urban Water Supply Systems from WEDC, Loughborough University, UK and a Masters in Engineering Management from Coventry University, UK.

Between 1997 and 2004 he was the Plant Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) for Kpong Water Treatment Plant.  In April, 2004 he was appointed the Station Manager for Weija treatment Plant where he managed assets of valuation in excess of US$400 million. He has held other senior positions across GWCL operational areas including Regional Engineer for Brong-Ahafo Region from 2007 to 2009, Regional Production Manager, Western Region (2009-2015), Acting Chief Manager, Ashanti South Region (February - April, 2015), Acting Chief Manager, Upper West Region (April October 2015) and he is currently the Chief Manager of GWCL operations in Western Region. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers.

He has over twenty-five (25) years of experience in the water industry which cuts across plant installation and maintenance, process control and engineering management.  He has specialization in water production system operations.

THE WESTERN REGION

The current water supply coverage for the region is about 44% with current total customer strength of 31,357. The customer metering ratio also stands at 93%.

Water supply currently does not cover the entire region. GWCL operates and manages eight (8) water supply systems in six (6) Metropolitan and District Assemblies in Western Region.

 

Sources of Water Supply

These are:

  • Daboase Water Treatment Plant in the Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly
  • Inchaban Water Treatment Plant in the Shama Municipal Assembly
  • Bonsa/Tarkwa Water Treatment Plant in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly
  • Axim Water Treatment Plants in the Nzema East Municipal Assembly
  • Prestea Water Treatment Plants in the Prestea-Huni Valley District Assembly
  • Bogoso Water Treatment Plant in the Prestea-Huni Valley District Assembly
  • Aboso Water Treatment Plant Prestea-Huni Valley District Assembly
  • Elubo Water Treatment Plant in the Jomoro District Assembly

For purposes of operations, the Daboase and Inchaban systems constitute the city operations whilst the other six systems constitute the rural operations.

 

City Operations

The Western Region operates two (2) water supply systems that supply water to the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan area and surrounding communities. These water systems are:

  • Takoradi Water Supply system- Daboase Headworks

This is a conventional water treatment plant with its raw water source obtained from the Pra River. Installed capacity of the headworks is 27,270m/day (6 million gallons per day). The average daily production output is about 22,720m (5 million gallons per day) and the supply area covers Takoradi and its environs.

  • Sekondi Water supply system- Inchaban Headworks

This is a conventional water treatment plant with its raw water source obtained from the Anankwari River. It has an installed capacity of 18,180m (4 million gallons per day). The average daily production output is about 9000m/day (2 million gallons per day) and the supply area is the Sekondi township and its environs.

 

Rural Operations

The rural systems, with the exception of Bonsa Headworks, benefitted from the Subsequent Year Investment Program (SYIP), which is intended to stabilize supply levels in the rural areas. The Western Region operates six (6) rural water supply systems. These water systems are:

  • Bonsa Headworks

This is a conventional water treatment plant which takes its raw water source from the Bonsa River. Its installed capacity is 4,500m/day (1 million gallons per day). Its average production output is about 3,400m/day or about 750,000 gallons a day and the supply area is Tarkwa township and its environs.

  • Prestea Water Treatment Plants (PWTP)

Prestea supply system operates nine (9) boreholes that feed two (2) new water treatment plants. The installed capacity is 2880m per day (633,600 gallons daily).

  • Aboso Water Treatment Plants

Aboso supply system operates six (6) boreholes that feed two (2) new water treatment plants. Its installed capacity is 1080m per day (237,600 gallons daily).

  • Bogoso Water Treatment Plant

Bogoso supply operates five (5) boreholes that feed the new water treatment plant. It produces 45m per hour. The plant produces 810m per day (178,200 gallons daily)

  • Elubo Water Treatment Plant

Elubo water system operates six (6) boreholes that feed the new water treatment plant. It produces 1080m per day (237,600 gallons daily).

  • Axim Water Treatment Plant

This is a conventional water treatment plant which takes its raw water source from the Denkyemzule River. Its installed capacity is 1,136m/day (250,000 gallons per day). Its average production output is about 300m/day or about 66,000 gallons a day and the supply area is Axim township and its environs.

Axim water systems also has eight (8) boreholes that is constructed under the SYIP to augment water supply from the conventional water treatment plant.

 

Districts in the Western Region

There are five (5) GWCL districts in the Western Region. These are Takoradi North, Takoradi South, Sekondi, Tarkwa and Axim. The various GWCL districts have customer centres located within the district premises and these are headed by District Managers who are responsible for the day-to-day administration and activities in the district.

  • Takoradi North District

District Manager: Mr. Paul Ganyo

Phone Number: 0244 454 077

Office Location: Regional office yard near STC, Takoradi

This new district covers the western part of Takoradi which includes Ntankoful, Anaji, Effiakuma West, Kwesimintsim, Apollo, Apowa, Funko, New Amanful, Apremdo, Airport Ridge, West Tanokrom, parts of Beach road and adjoining communities. Major institutions include Airport, Air Force Base, Takoradi High School and Asare Oppong School Complex.

  • Takoradi South District

Ag. District Manager: Mr. Baafour Kyei Essien

Phone Number: 0247 989 083

Office Location: Near GHAPOHA Hospital, Takoradi

The district comprises of parts of Fijai, WAMCO, New Site, New Takoradi, Windy Ridge, T-Poly area, East Effiakuma, Pipe Ano, Town centre, Market Circle, Essikafoambantem 1, 2 & 3, Chapel Hill, Dixcove Hill, Harbour area and parts of Beach Road.  Major institutions include GHAPOHA, Bank of Ghana, Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi Polytechnic, and GHACEM.

  • Sekondi District

District Manager: Mr. Bernard Missah

Phone Number: 0208 188 266

Office Location: Near the Regional Coordinating Council, Sekondi

This district is made up of Daboase township, Assorko Esaaman, Inchaban, Shama, Essipong, Essikado, Kojokrom, Ketan, Enoe, Mpintsin, Bakaekyir, Bakano, Bakado, Regional Coordinating Council area, Naval Base, Nkotompo and parts of Fijai. Major institutions include Regional Administration, Essikado Hospital, Effia Nkwanta Hospital, Regional Police Command, Carmeuse Lime Products, Sekondi College and Bosomtwi Sam Fishing Harbour.

 

  • Tarkwa District

District Manager: Mr. James Oteng Mensah

Phone Number: 0243 148 403

Office Location: Agric Hill near UMaT, Tarkwa

This district covers Bonsa, Agona, Mempeasem, Ahwitieso, Tamso, Bankyem, Effuanta, Nsuta area, Kwamenakrom, Tamso Estates, New Takoradi, New Layout, Town centre, Zongo Centre, Cyanide, Kwabedu, Boboobo, Brahabebome, Aboso, Bogoso, Prestea, Government Hill and Agric Hill. Some major institutions include University of Mines and Technology (UMat), Anglogold Ashanti, Fiaseman School, Tarkwa High School and other mining companies.

 

  • Axim District

Ag. District Manager: Mr. Robert Taylor

Phone Number: 0244 742 613

Office Location: Near Nsein Senior High School, Axim

The district covers Brewire, Beamish, Apewosika, Nsein, Dadwen, Mentukwa, Mantemankebi, AccraTown and Amanfokumam. Some notable institutions include Nsein SHS, Axim Hospital and Axim Beach Hotel.

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