Project name: Akumadan
Year started: 1974
Year completed: 1976
Potential area: 1000 ha
Developed area: 65 ha
Irrigated area: 40 ha
Irrigation type: Pump + Sprinkler
The scheme which is located in the Ashanti Region and lies between latitudes 7o 22’N and 7o 24’N and longitude 10 59’ and 2o W. It is about 100 km from Kumasi on the main Kumasi – Tamale road.
The scheme was commissioned in1976 and involved the cultivation of tomatoes on an irrigable area of 80 ha (net). The full potential area for the project is however 1000 ha. Tomatoes produced here were initially intended to feed the Wenchi Tomato factory. Two crops are cultivated in the project, tomato in the dry season and maize in the wet season.
The irrigation facilities consist essentially of:
1. A composite earthen dam and concrete weir spanning the Akumadan River.
2. A pump house accommodating two diesel pump units of 85 hp all old and dismantled.
3. A 100 mm diameter galvanized pipe to convey water to the field with 50 mm diameter aluminum pipe serving as laterals for the sprinklers needs replacement.
Water Pump: There are three Deutz pumping machines on the project. One (1) of them is six cylinder engines and two are four cylinders.
The project is functioning with the installation of two new electrical pumps.
Name of Scheme Manager: Mr. E. D. Bosompim