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Ghana Water Company Names New Managing Director, GNA Reports

April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama replaced Kweku Botwe as acting managing director of the state water utility and promoted his deputy, Kwaku Godwin Dovlo, Ghana News Agency reported, citing a company statement.

The change at the Ghana Water Co. took effect on April 12, the Accra-based agency reported today. No reason for the dismissal was given.

Dovlo will face a challenge of meeting the rising demand for water in Ghana, where growth in its $35 billion economy is set to outpace the sub-Saharan African average for a sixth year in 2013. In an interview earlier this year, Botwe said the utility can’t account for 55 percent of the water it produces.

In a speech last month in Accra, Mahama said Ghana is “burdened with a major energy and water crisis.”

Botwe has been told to report to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing for a new job, according to GNA.

Dovlo, who trained as a civil engineer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana’s second-biggest city, Kumasi, joined the water company there in 1979, GNA reported.

To contact the reporter on this story: Emily Bowers in Accra at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at

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