Project name: Ashaiman
Year started: 1965
Year completed: 1968
Potential area: 155 ha
Developed area: 130 ha
Irrigated area: 56 ha
Irrigation type: Gravity
The Ashaiman Irrigation Scheme is precisely located between coordinates 5o 40’ and 5o 43’ N of latitude and longitudes 0o 05’ and 0o 07’ E at a distance of 26 km North East of Accra and almost directly north of Tema on the northern boundaries of Tema township in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. (See table 1 for summary of inventory of irrigation facilities).
It consists essentially of 700 m long and 11.9 m high earthen dam on the Dzorwulu River to store about 5.6 mm3 of water for the irrigation of a potential acreage of 155 ha. The irrigable area is served by rectangular lined canal on the left bank and an earthen conveyance channels emanating from the dam with a number of control structures in the right bank.
The climate is the Coastal Savannah type.
Water Source/Head-works: The source of water for irrigation is a reservoir, which is fed by Dzorwulu stream and run off from catchment.
Name of Scheme Manager: Hanson Ofoe
Tel: 233 024 6202525
Address: P.O. Box 273 Ashaiman