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GWCL assures Ghanaians of adequate water supply during the Kwahu Easter festivities

Accra, April 2, GNA - Mr Michael Agyeman, Chief Manager of Public Relations at the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), on Monday said there would be adequate water supply during the Easter festivities in the Kwahu ridge.

Sustainability model design workshop opens in Accra

Dr.  Sumani Al-Hassan, the Director of water at the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing (MWRWH), has expressed concern over the issue of sustainability of water services in the country. According to him, sustainability models by themselves are not a panacea but only a guide to make sound choices and predictions.

GWCL top official heads African water association committee

Accra, March 31, GNA – A top official of the Ghana Water Company Limited has been appointed President of the Specialized Committee on Sanitation and Environment of the African Water Association (AfWA).

GWCL attends 16th AfWA International congress and exibition

Accra, March 31, GNA - Ghana Water Company Limited’s (GWCL) participation at the just ended 16th International Congress and Exhibition of the African Water Association (AfWA) in Marrakech, Morocco, saw the appointment of its top officials featuring prominently on the Specialized Committee on Sanitation and Environment.  

WB pumps 50 million dollars into Ghana's urban water project

Accra, March 30, GNA – The Board of Directors of the World Bank has approved an additional financing of 50 million US dollars to the Government of Ghana, as a supplement to the ongoing Urban Water Project.

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More Urban Communities to have access to Potable Water in Ghana

As World Bank approves US$50 million Additional Funding for Urban Water Project

Washington, March 27, 2012 The Board of Directors of the World Bank today approved an additional financing of US$50 million to the Government of Ghana, as a supplement to the ongoing Urban Water Project being financed by the Bank with a US$103 million grant.

Director of Water launches the WASHTech Ghana Project in Accra

Dr. Al-Hassan Sumani, the Director of Water at the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing (WD-MWRWH) formally launched the WASH Technologies (WASHTech) Ghana project on the National Level Learning Alliance platform in Accra

Water aid in Ghana launches WASH Ambassadors

 The deputy minister for environment, science and technology Hon. Mustapha Ahmed has said the time has come to put cultural barriers aside and call WASH concerns especially toilets as plain as they are. He made this statement at the launch of Water Sanitation and Hygiene Ambassadors (WASHA) by water aid in Ghana on 30th March 2012 in Accra. In recent years, WASHA has been an innovation by water aid in Ghana to bring on board some well known and respected personalities like footballers, musicians, actors/actress, traditional rulers etc to help champion the cause of access to quality water, sanitation and hygiene services in the country.

Linking water and food security on World Water Day 2012 – Food security begins at home

The Hague/ Accra, 21 March 2012: On a day when the UN is highlighting water and food security, the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is calling for policy changes to promote the use of water at home to boost people’s livelihoods. Homestead-level, small-scale production from livestock and vegetable gardens make a difference for millions of poor families. IRC and partner organisations are pressing for the value of water use for food and income at household level to be accorded greater recognition and reflected in byelaws and local policies, as well as in the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes.

E.T Mensah advocates water and food security

Accra, March 21, GNA – Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing on Wednesday said Ghanaians had no option than to raise the profile of water for food security to the highest level.

24th NLLAP (Social Norms for Social Change in the WASH Sector)

The 24th National Level Learning Allinace Platform hosted UNICEF Ghana under the theme "Social Norms for social change  in the WASH sector in Ghana.

23rd NLLAP(Beyond the statistics about water service delivery to people’s live experiences-SenseMaker Approach)

The 23rd National Level Learning Alliance Platform,which was the first for the year 2012 hosted the CWSA/Triple-S under the theme, "Beyond the statistics about water service delivery to people’s live experiences-Sense Maker Approach".

Community Managed Project (CMP) approach debated at the World Water Forum Updated - Monday 19 March 2012

A lively debate was promised about the Community Managed Project (CMP) approach from Ethiopia at the Finnish Pavilion. This was one of a series of lunchtime events that had to compete for an audience with the rather good French lunches in another hall of the conference centre. But CMP proved a crowd puller with a full audience, and a lively debate was what we got. As a flagship project of the Finnish development programme with support provided over more than 10 years, the question was whether CMP is really as good as we are told. Is it really a much improved solution to rural water supply

Linking water and food: the hidden contribution of domestic water supplies

Water and food security are both vital concerns in Ethiopia, and intrinsically linked. A history of food insecurity and terrible famines is underpinned by low levels of access to water, but that is slowly being addressed.

Akatsi District responds to findings of baseline study on functionality and sustainability mapping

The Akatsi District in the Volta Region allocated GHS 50,000.00 (approximately USD$ 29,456.82) towards analysing water quality and providing WATSAN training and monitoring in 2012. Allocating money towards these endeavours is part of measures undertaken by the Assembly to ensure the continuous supply of potable water to local residents.

WASHCost Ghana engages with a consultant to review Capital Maitenance Expenditure (CapManEx)

WASHCost Ghana is working with a consultant to review existing policies and practices for addressing Capital Maintenance Expenditure of Small Towns Water System

CWSA adopts LCCA to ensure sustainability of WASH services

The Chief Executive of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) Mr Clement Bugase, has stated that the Agency is now adopting integrated cost budgeting for its facilities to ensure their sustainability. This is a costing system that takes into consideration the various life cycle cost elements of providing sustainable WASH services

Ghana to celebrate World Water Day in Asutuare

Accra, March 15, GNA – This year World Water Day celebration in Ghana would be climax with a durbar at Asutuare in the Dangbe West District of the Greater Accra Region, and crowned with the hoisting of the United Nations (UN) and Ghana flags.  

WWF6:the Marseile meeting on unprecedented collaboration for safe water acess:

March 12th, 2012 by nwp

To ramp up access to safe water by low-income communities demands ‘the creation of new industries, rather than the growth of a few organizations’. A recent report by Hystra, a Parisian consultancy, insists that unprecedented collaboration is needed

Birim Central MCE leads clean-up exercise

Akyem Oda (E/R), March 12, GNA - Ms Ophelia Koomson, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has appealed to the people to rekindle the communal spirit and embark on regular clean-up exercises in their communities.

The Dead Odaw River - Polluted With Plastics, Garbage & Human Excreta

With the rainy season just about three months away, the Odaw River, which was constructed into a canal as part of measures to end the perennial flooding of parts of Accra, can hardly hold the least shower today.

Zoomlion provides lifejackets to save life in Kpandi District

Kpandai(N/R), March 3, GNA – Zoil Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of  Zoomlion, a leading waste management company, has given 60 live jackets to its Live Guards in the Kpandai District to reduce disasters on the water bodies, which claim lives.

EPA closed down two sachet water factories in Nkwakaw

Nkawkaw, March 3, GNA - The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has closed down two sachet water manufacturing factories at Nkawkaw for not obtaining environmental permits.

Is the glass half full or half empty?

This week the Joint Monitoring Program of the United Nations announced that the MDG for water supply has been reached, most likely already somewhere in 2010. 5 years ahead of the deadline the percentage of the World’s population without access to safe water supplies has been halved. This is no mean feat and would be a cause for celebration. Yet, the report in which this was announced as well as the various comments on it, have been fairly cautious in tone and celebrations of this achievement have been mooted. Does this mean that the predominant view is that the glass is half empty, and not half full? Or, are there big reasons of concern around the filling of the other half of the glass?

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