Project name: Kpong
Year started: 1959
Year Completed: 1968
Potential area: 3028 ha
Developed area: 2786 ha
Irrigated area: 616 ha
Irrigation type: Gravity
The project’s location is about 61 km (38 miles) from Accra on the main Accra-Kpong road, opposite the junction to Asutsuare. It is on the watershed, which divides the Accra plains into two (2) parts: the coastal and Volta catchments. The typical climate of the area is that of Northern Accra plains with a bimodal rainfall pattern totaling 1016-1270 mm a year. Around Akuse, a major town, rainfall ranges from 625 mm to 1961 mm a year with a wind speed of 40 km/hr. Mean temperature is highest in February and March (29oC) and decreases to 26oC in July and August (cloudy period). Annual potential evapotranspiration (Accra plains) is about 1676 mm (intermediate between Forest – 1372 mm; and Northern Savanna – 1981 mm).
The climate is the savannah type.
Distribution Facilities: Gates, turnouts are all in good condition. Some portions of the main canal are in good condition. Erosion has created ‘patches of reservoir’ on some portion of main canal.
State of Facilities: Some portion of the main canals and laterals are silted up and needs desilting and heightening.
Name of Scheme Manager: Jacob Aduah
Tel: 233 024 8438189
Address: P.O. Box 100 Akuse