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TitleDrivers of capital expenditure of rural piped water systems in Ghana : The Volta, Ashanti and Northern Regions : paper presented at the 6th rural wa...
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsNkrumah, E, Nyarko, KB, Dwumfour-Asare, B, Oduro-Kwarteng, S, Moriarty, PB
Pagination10 p.; 6 tab.; 5 fig.
Date Published01/2011
Place PublishedS.l.
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsaccess to water, capital costs, ghana ashanti region, ghana northern region, ghana volta region, piped distribution, WASHCost

This paper examines the major cost drivers of capital expenditure of rural piped water systems in the Volta, Ashanti and Northern regions of Ghana. Understanding cost drivers will improve both the planning and implementation of water projects to achieve national coverage targets. The capital expenditure was obtained of 39 piped schemes constructed between 1998 and 2010 using payment certificates, completion reports and priced bill of quantities. Interviews with stakeholders (contractors, consultants and government agencies) provided information on cost driving factors, which were used in the analysis of the cost data. The result showed that the major cost drivers identified for capital expenditure in rural piped systems were: population density, hydrogeology, contract packaging and water system technology (power source and type of storage facility). Capital expenditure per capita at current cost (2010) of water systems in the three regions ranges between US$ 19 and US$ 265. [authors abstract]


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