The Resource Centre Network (RCN) is an institutional partnership that promotes Knowledge Management (KM) services within the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Ghana.

Ghana WASH News - STF special edition

The 2017 Stocktaking Forum (STF) special edition has been compiled as event reflections and main decision points of the 2017 National Basic Sanitation Stocktaking Forum, led by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources. The newsletter contains excepts of the conference discussion and relevant information exchanges that could prove useful as a refresher for practitioners and sector stakeholders.

WASH News Special Edition (Mole 28)

The 2017 WASH News – Mole Special Edition is a review of the presentations, discussion and decision points of the 28th edition of annual CSO learning conference - The Mole XXVIII WASH Conference - October 2-6.

Government Calls For Private Sector Investment In WASH

The Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated government’s preparedness to partner with private investors in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to turn the current seemingly helpless sanitation situation into viable job creation opportunities for the youth. 

President Akufo-Addo Inaugurates Inter-Ministerial SDGs Implementation Committee

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 7th September, 2017, inaugurated a 15-member Inter-Ministerial Committee for the implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

RESEARCH CALL:International comparative study of models for Ghana’s proposed National Sanitation Authority (NSA), and associated support to the Government of Ghana’s decision-making around design of the NSA

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) is seeking the services of Consultant(s), Individual Researchers and Research Institutions to undertake an international comparative study of models for Ghana’s proposed National Sanitation Authority (NSA), and associated support to the Government of Ghana’s decision-making around design of the NSA.

Sekondi-Takoradi: 21 persons arrested for open defecation

21 persons have been arrested by a joint taskforce of Police and Environmental Health Officers for openly defecating at unauthorized spaces within Sekondi Takoradi metropolis in the Western Region.

Four jailed for dumping waste at an unauthorized place

Four tricycle riders arrested for dumping waste at an authorized place have been sentenced to one month imprisonment each by the Kumasi Magistrate Court. They are Kwadwo Abedi, Stephen Ampong, Karim Mohammed and Ishau Abukom. The court, presided over by Mrs. Doreen Smith Arthur, ordered that they additionally signed a bond not to indiscriminately dispose of refuse for one year. 

GH¢485 Million Needed To End Open Defecation

The government need to mobilise GH¢485 million to finance about 970,559 households who require some form of financing to own household latrines.This is based on the assumption that a basic improved latrine will cost GH¢500 per household. Research by a Ghanaian consulting firm, CDC Consult and presented at the National Basic Sanitation Forum in July indicated that 1.21 million households, forming 19.3 per cent of households in Ghana were without toilets.

Global Communities Invents Plastic Slab Latrine To Replace Wooden And Cement Slabs

Global Communities, an International Non-Governmental Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and Duraplast Ghana, a plastic manufacturing company in Ghana has developed a plastic slab latrine they have christened “Digni Loo” to replace non-resilient wooden and unaffordable cement slaps currently being used in the construction of household latrines in most rural areas in Ghana.

UNICEF Advocates For Information Sharing And Learning To Accelerate Rural Sanitation In Ghana

The UNICEF Ghana Chief of WASH, Mr. David Duncan has advised WASH sector partners to share more information on WASH programme implementation in the rural areas which were yielding results in order to accelerate the process of scaling up Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) across the country.

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