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Regional News of Friday, 29 April 2005

Source: GNA

Oguaa residents assured of continuous water supply

Brimsu (C/R), April 29, GNA - Mr Godwin Dovlo, the Central Regional Director of the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL), has reassured residents of Cape Coast municipality that they would continue to enjoy uninterrupted water supply.

He said the level of the Brimsu Dam, the source of water supply to the municipality, as at Wednesday was 15.2 feet but shot up to 15.5 feet on Thursday and it is possible to produce water even when the level drops to 11.0 feet.

Mr Dovlo said the current level of the dam enables the company to produce about 65 percent of its full capacity a day. He said this when Dr Charles Brempong-Yeboah, the Deputy Minister of Manpower, Youth and Employment, visited the dam as part of a two-day tour of industries in the Central Region. Mr Dovlo said in a few months time, water problem in the municipality would become "a thing of the past" because the dredging of the dam to enable it supply water throughout the year would begin soon. Dr Brempong-Yeboah commended GWCL for their effort in ensuring that Cape Coast municipality does not experience any water crisis and urged them to keep it up.

At BRM Wood Processing Company Nyankumasi Ahenkro, Mr Giorgio Pavanello, the Managing Director, said the company was established in 1995 but collapsed in 2004.

It was revived in November 2004 under a new management called FABI BRM.

He said between 70 and 80 of its products are exported and that it has established a 57-acre plantation at Abakrampa in a bid to solve its problems of raw materials in future.

Mr Billy Ghansah, estate manager of Twifo Oil Palm Plantation (TOPP) at Praso, said last year the company produced 21,000 tons of palm oil.