It is an exciting day in Panaaba, a farming community in the Asutifi North District of the newly created Ahafo Region in Ghana. The people led by Nana Attakorah Amaniapong, a representative of the Chief of Panaaba, are gathered under a mango tree to welcome two guests from the Conrad Hilton Foundation; Vice President of Strategy and Programs – Marc J. Holley, and Senior Program Officer - Chris Dunston.
World Vision has launched a Schools Sanitation Solution challenge to encourage students to write an open letter to the President of the Republic of Ghana and to identify a major sanitation problem in their schools or communities.
The Resource Centre Network (RCN), in collaboration with WaterAid Ghana organized a national dissemination meeting on “Budget Tracking and Analysis of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Expenditure in Bongo and Kassena Nankana West Districts,” on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra at 9am. Find below synopsis of budget tracking and analysis of WASH expenditure in Bongo and Kassena Nankana West District.
The winners of the Dignified City Award, the last stage of the UK Aid-funded Sanitation Challenge for Ghana Prize, were announced on Wednesday 24 July 2019 at a grand award ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Accra, Ghana. Nine Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) were awarded a total prize purse of £1,285,000 for excellence in the implementation of urban liquid waste management strategies and exploring inclusive partnership to influence innovations, expertise and investments in the target localities towards bringing transformational changes to city-wide sanitation service delivery.
The UK-Aid funded Sanitation Challenge for Ghana Dignified City Award event recognized 6 private partners with a total cash prize of USD 225,000 for excellence in working with local governments in implementing urban liquid waste management strategies July 24, 2019 in Accra, Ghana. The 6 winners of the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation-supported private sector and non-state actor Prize, a component of the final stage of the Sanitation Challenge for Ghana, were announced and presented with the awards under the distinguished patronage of the Office of the President of the republic of Ghana and hosted by the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.
The Resource Centre Network (RCN), in collaboration with MSWR and IRC Ghana, invite you to the National Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) on Thursday April 11, 2019 at the Coconut Grove Hotel (09:00-13:00) on the above theme. Empowerment in WASH Index (EWI) - A tool for measuring empowerment in the WASH sector, capturing multiple dimensions of empowerment - thereby ensuring inclusive and sustainable WASH services has been developed. The Queen’s University, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and IRC will lead the discussion under the DfID-funded REACH Empowerment in WASH Project.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
The Community Water and Sanitation Agency in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) have set aside $22,500 prize package to motivate private and non-state actor innovators implement liquid waste management strategies in the country.
The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda has urged all WASH sector players to adhere to the National Guidelines in the implementation of their Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programmes rather than the project-specific guidelines currently being used by some organisations.
The Parliament of Ghana has approved a budgetary allocation of over GHc 255 Million to the newly created Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources for the 2017 fiscal year. An estimated GHc 28 Million out of the total budget allocation of GHc 255, 531,354 for the Ministry has been earmarked for capital goods, with over GHc 216 Million of the allocated budget for the Ministry expected to come in by way of inflows from donor partners.
Government will establish a National Sanitation Fund this year as part of measures to address the sanitation situation in the country in a sustainable manner, said the Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta. He has announced this in Accra during the presentation of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government of Ghana for the 2017 Financial Year to Parliament on Thursday, 2nd March, 2017.
The issue of governance has become fundamental in every human endeavor. Governance permeates every societal fabric including corporate institutions, nation building and the provision of essential social services such as WASH services. It was therefore no wonder that the issue of governance featured prominently at the 27th edition of the Mole Conference at Big Ada in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
The ever increasing need for developing countries to ensure that better sanitation services are provided to their citizens has never been evident than now. Over 2.5 billion people, representing about 40 per cent of the world’s population practice open defecation or lack adequate sanitation facilities. The effect of this phenomenon can be dire, especially on human health and the environment in general.
The Director, Water, Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRWH) Mr. Fred Addae, has called on all actors in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector in Ghana to reposition themselves in order to surmount the funding challenges in the sector as well as partner with the Government to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water and sanitation by 2030.
The 27TH Edition of the Mole Conference has ended at Big Ada in the Greater Accra Region on 24th November, 2016 with a call on stakeholders in the WASH sector in Ghana to redouble their efforts at introducing, adopting and utilizing technology and innovation in the provision of sustainable water and sanitation products and services in Ghana.
The Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) has elected Martin Dery as its new Chairman. The other elected executives include, Atta Arhin, Vice Chairman, Karim Abdul, Northern Zone Representative, Nuhu Umar, Middle Zone Representative and William Domiappella, Southern Zone Representative.