Thursday, May 02, 2013

New MD for Ghana Water Company

Kwaku Godwin Dovlo, Ag. MD, GWCL
Source: GNA

The Board of Directors of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has in line with a directive from the Presidency, appointed Mr Kwaku Godwin Dovlo as the Acting Managing Director of the Company with effect from Friday 12th April 2013.

Mr Dovlo replaces Mr Kweku Botwe, who has been directed to report to the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing for re-assignment.

Until his appointment, Mr. Dovlo, who trained as a civil engineer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, was the Acting Deputy Managing Director of GWCL.

The Public Relations Manager of the GWCL, Mr Michael Agyeman in a statement on the appointment said, Mr. Dovlo brings to his new position the relevant and varied experience in strategic planning, engineering, water supply operations and management.

Prior to his appointment as Acting Deputy Managing Director, Mr Dovlo had held diverse and increasing management roles in Ghana Water Company Limited.

Mr Dovlo started his career with Ghana Water Company Limited in 1979 as an Assistant Engineer in Kumasi. In 1986 he was appointed as the Distribution Engineer for Accra-Tema Metropolitan Area and remained on this position until 1995 when he was promoted to become the Area Engineer for Greater Accra Region.

By dint of hard work, Mr Dovlo rose to the grade of Chief Manager in 1999 and within the period up to 2008 he headed creditably Upper East, Northern and Central Regions in that sequence.

In 2009, he was appointed the General Manager in charge of Operations for Western, Central and Volta Regions. A year later, he was transferred to Accra as the Chief Manager in charge of Accra East Region, a position he held until January 2012 when he was appointed Acting Deputy Managing Director of Ghana Water Company Limited.

Mr Dovlo holds a Masters Degree in Sanitary Engineering from the now UNESCO-IHE (Institute for Water Education), the Netherlands, as well as Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration from GIMPA.

He is also a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers. In the course of his work with GWCL, Mr Dovlo has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience through various local and overseas courses. He is married with three children.

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