MANKESSIM IRRIGATION SCHEME
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Basic Data

Bedd Edjah- Scheme Manager

Project name:                          Mankessim

Year started:                           1974

Year completed:                   1978

Potential area:                      260 ha

Developed area:                    17 ha

Irrigated area:                      17ha

Irrigation type:                    pump + Sprinkler

Background Information

The Mankessim project is located around latitude 5o 18’ – 5o 20’ N and longitude 1o 02’ – 1o 04’ W at Barfikrom/Mankessim in the Mfantsiman district in the Central Region of Ghana.

The project has as head-works an earth dam constructed in 1978 and is designed for gravity and sprinkler irrigation systems.

The project is intended to improve the income and raise the standard of living of farmers by sustaining vegetable growth.

Climate

Coastal savannah

Irrigation And Drainage

Water Source: Main source of water is the Apropong River

Contact Details

Name of Scheme Manager:       Bedd Edjah

Tel: 233 0249604916

Address:

P. O. Box 19 Cape Coast