Intermerc completes dredging of River Pra, Bosomase
Intermerc Ghana Limited (IGL) has completed the dredging of the River Pra, and has also built embankments. The company had a period of six weeks to complete the dredging of the river to allow the free flow of water from upstream to the pumping station.
The good news is that the engineer working on the project, Mr. Eric Johnson, has successfully brought his work to an end, and is awaiting the official handing over of the project.
It is believed that the project would be handed over to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Enoch Teye Mensah, by the end of this month.
Following the embankment built by the contractor on the project, water from the upstream now flows directly to the pumping station, making water available for use by residents of Sekondi-Takoradi.
This has resulted in the reduction of the water rationing exercise earlier embarked upon by the management of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in the twin-city.
Apart from the completion of the dredging of the River Pra, the company has also successfully completed the dredging of river supplying the Bosomase pumping station, and as well repaired the equipment at the abandoned station.
The Bosomase pumping station, which is alternative to the Daboase pumping station, is located eighteen kilometres from the River Pra, and the completion of the project has boosted total water supply to the twin-city.
Nonetheless, the success chalked by Intermerc the success of which would increase the capacity of the GWCL in supplying water to consumers would be hampered by the frequent power outages currently going on.
To this end, this File is calling on the management of the power company to ensure that both the River Pra and Bosomase water pumping stations, both located at Daboase, have a constant supply of electricity.
What is more, the invasion of the water (River Pra) by illegal miners, which led to the building of the embankments could be defeated if the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), headed by the Regional Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo, does not ensure that an end is put to illegal mining,
The invasion of River Pra by the illegal miners, popularly known as ‘galamsey operators,’ per their activities led to the redirection of the flow of water from upstream to the main pumping station.
The Western File is reliably informed that the galamsey operators are still on the River Pra, and if the REGSEC does not move, the millions of cedis sunk into the building of the embankments would be made useless by the galamsey operators.
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