Evolution of Water Systems and its Challenges in the Wa Municipal of Ghana

Samuel Twumasi Amoah, Abdul- Kadri Yahaya


Despite the numerous studies on urban water supply, there seems to be a dearth of knowledge on how the urban water supply systems have evolved over the years. This study therefore attempts to fill this knowledge gap and further discusses the challenges that have bedeviled this activity and process in the study area. This was based on the review of relevant literature on the evolution and nature of potable water supply in Ghana. In addition, key informant interviews were conducted to generate first hand information on the operation and challenges of the mandated company (Ghana Water Company Limited) in the provision of potable water in the study area. The paper further discussed the major challenges which include: inadequate funding and infrastructure; prolong power outages and inadequate staffing that confront the company in the delivery of their services. It is therefore recommended that adequate financial and human resources should be made available to the company to enhance efficient delivery of service to consumers.

Key words: Evolution, Urban water supply, Wa municipal, Challenges, Ghana

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