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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ministerial delegations from 40 countries have announced serious commitments to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis. Developing countries have promised that they will provide safe drinking water to 60 million more people and improved sanitation to another 80 million people within two years. The governments of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom announced that they will collaborate to also get water and sanitation to millions of people
The 25th NLLAP hosted the WASHTech Project on the theme "Assessment Framework for sustainable WASH Technologies in Ghana " to share on the Technology Assesment Framework(TAF) at Erata Hotel,Accra on 29th March the Technology Framework 2012.
Accra, April 24, GNA - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, has observed that progress made in the past decade showed that access to improved water and sanitation could be achieved globally with more concerted efforts by governments.
Of the 35 countries completely off-track the sanitation ladder in Africa as far as meeting the MDG target is concerned, it is Botswana that has shown the greatest promise and commitment to reversing its fortunes
Accra, April 14, GNA - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, on Saturday left Accra to Washington DC in the United State of America, to attend meetings with Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) and Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
Dirty water and poor sanitation sicken and kill tens of thousands of people each year in Sub-Saharan Africa, and imposes a heavy economic cost on countries equal to 1.4 percent of GDP in some countries. No one should accept this situation as destiny. We can change it.
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).