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GHANA'S PRESIDENT PASSES ON

The president of the republic of Ghana,Prof.John Evans Atta Mills has passed on at age 68 in Accra.

9 confirmed dead in cholera outbreak at Atebubu

At least nine people are confirmed dead in a cholera outbreak at Atebubu in Brong Ahafo Region in just a week with several others infected

Yarigabiisi and Zuarungu gets potable water

Mr. Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister on Monday said a three- kilometre borehole mechanisation project under ‘Water for Life’ is under construction in Zuarungu and Yarigabiisi in the Region

Climate Change Conference opens in Accra

A three-day International Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa was on Monday opened in Accra.

Government develops new policy to conserve water bodies – Minister

The Water Resources Commission has developed a Riparian Buffer Zone policy to develop and maintain buffers to conserve water bodies, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Minster of Water Resources, Works and Housing announced in Accra on Tuesday

Mole 23 to tackle financing in WASH sevice delivery in Ghana

The 23rd edition of the longest running annual Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector event in Ghana, the Mole Conference is scheduled to take place at Modern City hotel in the Northern Region of Ghana from August 7 - 11, 2012 on theme, Financing WASH service delivery; Past, Current and vision for the future ". The discussions will be led by the  Ministry of finance who will give  over view of the trends in financing WASH in Ghana.

World Bank Group support to promote growth and overcome poverty in developing countries hits nearly $53 billion in 2012

 
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 The World Bank Group committed $52.6 billion in loans, grants, equity investments, and guarantees to help promote economic growth, overcome poverty, and promote economic enterprise in developing countries during fiscal year 2012, which ends on June 30.

27th National Level Learning Alliance Platform (Assessing Human Resource Gaps in the WASH sector in Ghana)

The Resource Centre Network (RCN) Ghana, hosted the Department of Civil Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,for the 27th edition of the National Level Learning Alliance Platform.

Meetings upon meetings in Ghana's WASH sector: a result of inadequate capacities

A Director and senior engineer at the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Ms Charlotte Engman has attributed most endless meetings in the sector to inadequate capacities needed for some specific works to be done. She deemed this a serious threat to the general work output of the sector if a critical attention is not given to it. She said, there are a lot of officers in the various parts of the sector who may not possess the needed capacities/qualification in the performance of their duties.

Understanding the Technology Assessment Framework (TAF)

“Let’s invite WASHTECH to apply the TAF tool on this Household Water Treatment and Storage(HWTS) technology (communities choices system)  to determine whether it needs to be scaled up” This came up at the 26th edition of the National Learning Alliance Platform meeting, which recently took place in Accra on theme,Household Water Treatment and Storage Strategy in Ghana.

PURC urges public to report unsatisfactory service

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has urged the public to report any unsatisfactory service rendered by the utility companies to their offices for redress to ensure a healthy relationship between service providers and consumers.

Ghana selected to benefit from HSBC Group’s $100m Water Programme

British multinational banking firm, the HSBC Group has launched a five-year $100 million water programme and selects Ghana to be one of the beneficiary countries of the project.

Ghana Water Company restores Daboase water clarifier

Essipon WR, June 18, GNA – The default water clarifier at the Daboase intake and treatment plant of the Ghana Urban Water Company Limited, has been reconstructed to boost water production in the Western Region.

World Bank predicts annual cost of treating solid waste rising to $375b by 2025

The annual cost of solid waste management is projected to rise from the current $205 billion to $375 billion, according to a new, far-reaching World Bank report on the state of municipal solid waste around the world

NGO believes protecting wetlands, mangroves could control climate change

Mr. Balertey Gormey, Project Officer of the Coastal Resources Centre, a non-governmental organisation, on Wednesday said protecting wetlands and mangroves was crucial in reducing the impact of global warming and climate change.

IFC taps public-private partnerships to boost water, sanitation services in Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is hosting a conference that will bring together 125 participants from across sub-Saharan Africa to help increase the capacity of key policy makers to accelerate access to safe and reliable water and sanitation services through targeted and well structured public-private partnerships (PPP) projects.

8th annual Environmental Film Festival launched in Accra

Dr Iyabode Olusami, the United Nations Children’s Fund Representative in Ghana, has revealed that the lack of access to clean water and sanitation is taking a heavy toll on the lives of Ghanaian children.

UN launches new website to track progress of MDGs

The United Nations on June 6, 2012 launched an online platform that will track the progress of the financial and policy commitments made by countries towards realizing the anti-poverty and social development targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

26th National Level Learniing Allinace Platform (Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS) Strategy in Ghana: Taking HWTS to Scale)

The 26th National Level Learning Alliance Platform hosted the EHSD-MLGRD in collaboration with UNICEF Ghana to  lead the discussion, with the objective of sharing and disseminating the Household Water Treatment and S strategy document.

Former Deputy Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing passes on

The former deputy Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing and current independent member of parliament for Wulensi, Alhaji Saani Iddi has passed on after a short illness at the Korle bu teaching hospital Accra.

Monitoring for Action - IRC at African Water Week 4

Water and sanitation for development

Activities of IRC at the AfWW-4 will focus on Monitoring for Action: Improving WASH Sector Performance and Sustainable Service Delivery, on which IRC will lead a session on 17 May together with Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA).

The IRC delegation at the AfWW-4 will be composed of experts and staff members from various countries including Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and The Netherlands.

MMDAs Losing out on assessing DDF

Akosombo, May 14, GNA - Many Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) are losing out on assessing the District Development Funding (DDF) from development partners due to their failure to satisfy guidelines on climate change adaptation.

Wenchi hit by eminent water crisis

Water crisis looms in the Brong Ahafo regional town of Wenchi following the disconnection of power to the offices of the Wenchi Water Board.
The disconnection follows the failure of the Board to settle outstanding electricity bills amounting to some two million Ghana Cedis.
The bill is said to have been outstanding for the past five years.

Sanitation facilities for public places

Government is to provide locally manufactured sanitation facilities for use in public schools, market places, public places of convenience and vantage points within the capital.

The Netherlands hands over Water and Sanitaion Programme to Ghana

Accra, May 9, GNA –  Gerard Duijfjes,  The Netherlands Ambassador , has officially handed over the grant and financing arrangement for the Ghana Netherlands Water and Sanitation Programme to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development  for consideration.

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