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Solar-powered desalination system commissioned in Cape Coast, Ghana – Ghana

A solar-powered desalination system has been commissioned in Cape Coast, the capital city of the Central Region of south Ghana, after 24 months of research and development.

The facility is specifically situated at the Philip Quaque School, the oldest school in the West African country. This location was chosen with the help of Technik ohne Grenzen e.V and the local people.

The project was developed by Grino Water Solutions, which with the help of Safeflex way water technologies Limited was able to construct a borehole from which a pump drags about 8 m3 of water per day.

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Grino installs a solar-powered desalination system in Cape Coast – Ghana

At least 1,000 people are currently benefiting from a desalination system that has just been installed in the coastal city of Cape Coast, Central Province, Ghana.

This is the result of a pilot project implemented by Grino Water Solutions, a start-up based in Nuremberg, Germany.

The system consists of an 8m3 per day borehole that pumps salt water. It is powered by a photovoltaic solar system consisting of 24 panels.

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Teshie Desalination Project was set up to milk the country – South Africa

He said had it not been for contractual obligations, he would have terminated the project contract if he had his way.

Speaking on the topic “Making State Enterprises Profitable and Resilient”, Asabee said “Why would you want to desalinate seawater when you have clean water bodies like the Volta that has been dammed at Akosombo and, you can even supply to Togo if you are serious.

It is terrible, if I had my way, I’ll cancel it.”

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Govt lied over Teshie Desalination project – Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government lied about the Teshie Desalination project that was started by the previous NDC administration, Member of Parliament for Bodi and a former Deputy Minister Water Resources, Works and Housing, Sampson Ahi, has said.

Mr Ahi has therefore, asked the president to apologise to Ghananins.

His comments come in the wake of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) asking the operators of the Teshie Desalination plant to operate at full capacity to help improve the water supply situation in the country.

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GWCL Asks Teshie Desalination Plant To Operate At Full Capacity – Ghana

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has asked the operators of the Teshie Desalination plant to, as a matter of urgency, operate at full capacity to help improve the water supply situation in the country.

The plant, which was shut down for about a year over some technical and operational challenges, resumed operation on March 18, this year.

Currently, it produces an average of 40,000 cubic metres of water daily instead of the overall capacity of 60,000 cubic metres a day.

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Coronavirus: Slice of $100m budget can fix Krowor desalination plant – NDC to Akufo-Addo – Ghana

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to allocate part of his $100 million coronavirus budget in making the water desalination plant in Krowor operational again.

The scarcity of water in the area has become a nightmare amidst the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic.

A statement issued by the constituency chairman, Willinda Bortey Wradi said the acute water shortage within Nungua, Teshie, among others makes nonsense of the WHO safety recommendations of regular handwashing as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic.

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GWCL shuts down Teshie Desalination plant again – Ghana

The Teshie Desalination plant has been shut down again by the Ghana Water Company Limited.

According to Citi News sources, an exercise conducted by the Water Company revealed excess chemicals, necessitating the shutdown.


Over the period, residents of Teshie have called for the shutdown of the plant, lamenting that water produced by the plant poses a health threat to them.

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GWCL operates at full capacity – Ghana

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says majority of its water treatment plants across the country are producing water at full capacity.

According to the Director of Communications at the GWCL, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says majority of its water treatment plants across the country are producing water at full capacity.

According to the Director of Communications at the GWCL, Mr Stanley Martey, the improved water production was as a result of fewer pollutants in the water bodies from which the company extracted water.

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PUWU petitions Akufo-Addo over Teshie Desalination Plant operations – Teshie – Ghana

The Public Utility Workers Union, PUWU has petitioned President Akufo-Addo to discontinue the operations of the Teshie Desalination Plant due to the cost burden on the Ghana Water Company Limited.

According to the petition sighted by Prime Business and signed by the General Secretary of PUWU of TUC GH, Micheal Adumatta Nyantakyi, the Teshie Desalination Plant has the potential to collapse the whole Ghana Water Company.

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Befesa Desalination Plant drains Ghana Water of $1.42m monthly – TUC – Ghana

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) says an agreement between Befesa Desalination Plant and the Ghana Water Company is an albatross, which is draining $1.42 million from the Water Company every month.

The TUC has also proposed a further reduction of electricity tariff by 15 per cent and a reduction in water tariff by 12 per cent.

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