NAMPUSUOR, R. and S. MATHISEN
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Between 1974 and 1981, approximately 2700 boreholes were constructed and installed with handpumps in what was at the time the Upper Region of Ghana, under bilateral agreements between the governments of Ghana and Canada (the Canadian International Development Agency). The handpumps installed during this period were the Moyno and Monarch pumps, which, while robust, required heavier tools and equipment and some specialized skills to maintain. Management and maintenance of these sites was under a centralized system, whereby communities paid a tariff to the national water agency then responsible (the then Ghana Water and Sewerage Company), which fielded repair technicians to perform the work. Problems of long waiting times for repairs were very common due to repair team logistical problems, lack of equipment and shortages of spares.
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NAMPUSUOR, R. and S. MATHISEN (2000) Report on The Performance of Afridev and Nira Handpumps on the Upper Regions Community Water Project (COWAP) Ghana. Report for the GWSC/CIDA Community Water Project Upper Regions, Ghana , CIDA , COWATER
Report on The Performance of Afridev and Nira Handpumps on the Upper Regions Community Water Project (COWAP) Ghana
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