The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources together with the GAMA Sanitation and Water Project has signed a contract with Bothaa Company Limited and Vuluxx company limited to construct a separate sewage system for Ashaiman Newton and Bankuman communities in the Tema and Ashaiman Municipalities.
Addressing the media, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah urged the contractors to work diligently to finish the project on time.
“It’s all in pursuit of getting Ghana open defecation free status. The toilet in our homes should have a means of channelling faecal matter to its proper place and then this would be treated as well. The wastewater that would be treated can then be used for irrigation and other purposes but not for drinking”.
“I want to entreat the contractors as well as the consultants to work diligently to make sure we get these projects commissioned on time,” she said.
The project is in pursuant of the Ministry and the World Bank ‘s one household one toilet agenda.
The six to eight months project is scheduled to begin on the 16th of March 2020 and completed on the 16th of November 2020.
DETAILS OF THE ASHAIAMAN SIMPLIFIED SEWERAGE PROJECT
This contract has been awarded to Vuluxx Company Limited in Consultancy with Waste Care Associates Limited of a total sum of 20.7 million Ghana Cedis.
The system includes laying of 24km of 100mm diameter sewer pipelines, 420 manholes, 4,805 household sewer connections, a pumping station and a wastewater treatment plant to handle a projected wastewater of 1,800m3/day. The target of the sewerage project, when completed in the next eight months, would benefit 37,500 persons in the municipality.
DETAILS OF THE BANKUMAN SIMPLIFIED SEWERAGE PROJECT
Bothaa Company Limited is won the contract of the Bankuman sewerage project in consultancy with Sal Consult Limited of an approximate sum of 5.7million Ghana Cedis. The sewage system includes laying of 5.1km of 160mm sewer pipelines, 96 manholes, 1, 048 household sewer connections and a wastewater treatment plant to handle a projected flow of 600m3/day. It is estimated to be completed within six months. A total of 12,700 persons are expected to benefit from the project when completed.