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GHANA: Institutional Reform of the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) to Improve the Provision of Urban Water Services in Ghana (Phase 3)

In 2012 PPIAF supported the preparation of a detailed options analysis for institutional reform of the urban water sector in Ghana, in an attempt improve the performance and financial sustainability of the sector. Following the PPIAF activity, the Government of Ghana formed an Advisory Committee appointed by the Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing to assess institutional options for urban water supply in Ghana. The Advisory Committee accepted the report's recommendations and the following actions have been implemented to date: merging of Ghana Urban Water Ltd into Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL); preparation of guidelines for the selection of the Board and Managing Director (MD) of GWCL; preparation of guidelines for selection of the Regional and District Managers; the drafting of performance contracts (between the State and GWCL Board, between GWCL Board and MD, between MD and Regional Managers (RM), and between RM and District Managers; holding of a stakeholders’ sensitization and dissemination workshop; preparation of detailed TOR for a 100-day improvement program, investment plans, MIS and asset re-evaluation.

Related Resources

    • 2011
    • PPIAF, World Bank Group (WBG)

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