ACCRA, April 17, 2012 Ghana s economy loses 420 million Ghanaian cedis each year (US$290 million, 1.6 percent of GDP) each year due to poor sanitation, according to a report today released by the World Bank s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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".
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.