The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is a state-owned utility company. The corporation is in charge of providing drinkable water to all of Ghana’s urban communities.
GWCL currently operates eighty-eight (88) urban water supply systems throughout the country. Average production is about eight hundred and seventy-one thousand, four hundred and ninety-six cubic meters (871,496m3) per day (192 million gallons per day). Present potable water demand is estimated at one million, one hundred and thirty-one thousand, eight hundred and eighteen point eighteen cubic meters (1,131,818.18m3) per day (249 million per day).
As a result, urban water supply coverage is approximately 77%. (77 percent ). GWCL serves 748,570 consumers with a staff of 3,476, of which 86% are metered and 14% are unmetered.
The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is in charge of developing water supply policies, managing GWCL operations, obtaining funds from outside support organizations, and coordinating sector investment plans.
GWCL is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors, which is responsible for developing sector policies and overseeing business programs under the Ministry’s general direction. A Managing Director and three Deputy Managing Directors, one in charge of Finance and Administration, another in charge of Operations, and the third in charge of Special Projects, oversee the company’s day-to-day operations.
At the Head Office, the four executives are supported by 19 Chief Managers who oversee various departments. Project Planning & Development, Human Resources & Administrative Services, Legal Services, Public Relations & Communications, Corporate Planning, Technology & Innovation, Finance, Materials, Commercial, Audit, Water Resources, Water Quality Assurance, Lands & Estates, and Business Development are the departments responsible for these activities.
Unit Heads back up the 15 Regional Chief Managers (Line Managers). District Managers are in charge of overseeing and controlling GWCL’s numerous districts across the country.
GWCL Enters The Packaged Water Business
Following GWCL’s reorganization in 2013, which included the merger of Ghana Water Company Limited and Ghana Urban Water Limited (GUWL), management considered producing bottled water.
The Special Business Unit (SBU) was founded with the mission of assisting with the establishment of a water bottling factory, among other things. The Business Development Unit (BDU) took over the SBU in 2015 with the express objective of growing GWCL’s water packaging business.
After going through the necessary tender processes, Messrs. Blessedfields Limited was awarded the contract for the construction of the water bottling plant which began in November 2017. Commercial production and sales started in December 2018. The G-Water Bottling Plant is headed by a General Manager.
Ghana Water Company Limited Department
Technology and Innovation
Responsible for providing services in relation to Metering and Instrumentation, Non Revenue water, I.C.T, Research and Development as well as Geographic framework for managing the distribution, customer care operations. The Technology and innovation Department is considered as the department responsible for driving change with respect to technological change in Ghana Water Company Limited.
Corporate Planning department is in charge of building a shared understanding of the corporate plan among all stakeholders and developing guidelines and monitoring system to ensure the timely preparation and effective implementation of the plan.
Responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring of strategies, policies and procedures for sustainable usage of water resources.
The Department is responsible for providing value for money purchasing and supply services to help the company to achieve its strategic goals.
The salary range for people working at Ghana Water Company Limited is typically from 1,228.00 GHS (minimum salary) to 7,000.00 GHS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the total monthly salary including bonuses. Salaries can vary drastically among different job positions.