Accra, 6 Oct. 2003, GNA - Water supply to urban areas is inadequate. The Ghana Water Company Ltd produces 567,000 cubic metres of water daily from 83 water systems to supply 9,147,000 people. However, total water demand for 2003 is 940,000 cubic metres daily for the estimated population of 20,000,000. The present urban water supply coverage is about 59 per cent while the level of water unaccounted for is 49 per cent.
An average 27.1 per cent of Ghana’s population has access to electricity. Six regions are below average:
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Accra, 17 Oct. 2002, Daily Graphic – Ghana’s weekly demand for premium petrol is 10,000 tonnes, for gas oil 12,000 tonnes and for 1,500 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas, said energy minister Albert Kan-Dapaah.
Accra, 11 Oct. 2002, Daily Graphic - The Volta River Authority buys about 5,000 different items a year worth about ¢50 bn. It has so far registered 798 potential suppliers eligible to bid in VRA procurement tenders.
Accra, Oct. 2002, GNA – Only 20 per cent of people in the Upper East Region have access to pipe-borne water and electricity grid power, said Mr. Stephen Adu, Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission. He said 40 per cent of residential customers in the area use less than 50 units a month, while 54 per cent consumed between 51 and 300 units a month. He added that 94 per cent of customers in the region use less than 300 units per month and enjoy the 60 and 40 per cent subsidized rates. Mr. Adu urged consumers to adopt efficient energy practices and water use to cut down to the minimum the current level of waste that, he said, was at 30 per cent.
Tema, 2 Sept. 2002, GNA - Tema has 280 pay phone booths and will have 500 by the end of the year, said Ghana Telecom area manager Joseph Odoi.
Tema, 2 Sept. 2002, GNA - Tema has the best stable water supply in Ghana and generates the highest revenue, said Mr. Daniel K. Bainson, Tema Area engineer of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL). About 35 mn gallons of water are pumped to the booster station from Kpong and 12 mn gallons are released daily to Tema.
Kwanyako (CR), 1 Aug. 2002, GNA - The Ghana Water Company Ltd. (GWCL) spends over ¢233 mn daily and $1 mn monthly on electricity for pumping water to consumers, said the works and housing minister Yaw Barimah. He said GWCL spends another ¢133 mn daily on chemicals for the treatment of raw water.
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