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Environmental Minister tours Abosso Goldfields

The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Madam Sherry Ayitey, has paid a working visit to Abosso Goldfields Ltd. at Damang in the Western Region. The visit was to give the Minister first hand information on environmental issues at the mine.

Plastic Manufacturers Association calls for mandatory use of boidegradable additives

Accra, Feb. 22, GNA – The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA) has appealed to the Government to urgently consider regulations for the incorporation of biodegradable additives in the production of plastic carrier bags, water pouches and agricultural films.

Resident of Fiapre in Brong Ahafo face acute water shortage

Sunyani (B/A) Feb. 22, GNA – The Brong Ahafo regional office of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has appealed to residents of Fiapre and its environs to exercise restraint while measures are taken to resolve the current acute water shortage in the area.

Top scientist urge end to policy and governance failures to tackle social and environmental crisis

Hohoe, Feb 20, GNA - Top scientists will on Monday urge governments to replace Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of wealth, end damaging subsidies, and transform systems of governance to set humanity on a new path to a better future or risk climate, biodiversity and poverty crises that will spawn greater problems worldwide.

PURC reminds utility providers of special protection for consumers

Ho,  GNA - The Volta Region Office of the Public Utilities Regulation Commission (PURC), has reminded utility service providers to uphold the “Special Protection for Non-Residential Consumers” and “Special Protection for Residential Consumers”.

Minister opens IRC Ghana office

The outgoing Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing,Hon.Alban Babgin has officially launched the IRC Ghana office on 3rd February 2011. The Minister acknowledged the contribution of IRC in the WASH sector of Ghana, especially the area of knowledge management.

Acute water shortage hits parts of Tamale

Tamale (N/R), Feb 2,  GNA – Acute water shortage has hit parts of the Tamale Metropolis compelling residents to resort to other sources of water for domestic and other activities.

Stakeholders brainstorm on the Sense- Maker Approach to Water Services Delivery

The Resource Centre Network Ghana (RCNG), in collaboration with Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, (MWRWH), has held a Learning and Sharing Meeting on another approach to effective water services delivery in Ghana, in Accra.

RCN Ghana, MWRWH Brainstorm on Sense- Maker Approach to Water Services Delivery

The Resource Centre Network Ghana (RCNG), in collaboration with Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, (MWRWH), has held a Learning and Sharing Meeting on another approach to effective water services delivery in Ghana, in Accra.

New Ministers for the Water and sanitation sub sectors

The ministerial reshuffle today, by the president of the Republic of Ghana,Prof E.A Mills, has seen the advent of new faces to the water and sanitation sub sectors.

Hon.Alban Sumana Bagbin formally of the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing  takes over the Health Ministry and is replaced by ET Mensah.

MP cuts sod for sanitation and water project at Huni/Valley

Huni/Valley, (W/R) Jan, 19, GNA - The Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea Huni/Valley constituency, Mr. Francis Adu Blay-Koffie, on Thursday cut sod for work to begin on a sanitation and water project at Huni/Valley in the Western Region

AMA demolishes over thousand structures at circle

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has demolished about 1,000 structures at the Circle railway area close to the VIP Bus Terminal.

22nd National Level Learning Alliance Platform (2nd WASH Sector Performance Report in Ghana)

On the 24th of November 2011, the 22nd National Level Learning Alliance Platform took place at Erata hotel in Accra to Review of the 2nd WASH Sector Performance Report in Ghana.

21st National Level Learning Alliance Platform (The application of water and sanitation project implementation cycle & impact on long-term sustainability in Ghana)

The 21st National Level Learning Alliance Platform hosted the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA)/Triple-S project to share under the theme, the application of water and sanitation project implementation cycle & impact on long-term sustainability in Ghana.

20th National Level Learning Alliance Platform (National Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Strategy for the Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sub Sector in Ghana )

The 20th National Level Learning Alliance Platform took place at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel, Accra, on Wednesday september28th under the theme National Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Strategy for the Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sub Sector in Ghana

19th National Level Learning Alliance (Mapping Transparency, Accountability & Participation in Service Delivery: An Analysis of the Water Supply Sector in Ghana)

The 19th  National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) hosted The Ghana Integrity Initiative(GII) ,the Local Chapter of Transparency International(TI), which shared under the theme, Mapping Transparency, Accountability & Participation in Service Delivery: An Analysis of the Water Supply Sector in Ghana.

FoN supporting STMA to enact byelaws to protect wetlands

Sekondi, Jan. 6, GNA - The Friends of the Nation (FoN) is supporting the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) to enact bye-laws to enhance the conservation and wise use of wetlands in the metropolis.

The Ghana Journalist Network on Mining,Oil and Gas

Sunyani, Jan. 5, GNA – The Ghana Journalists Network on Mining, Oil and Gas (GJNMOG), a non-governmental organisation, on Wednesday appealed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct independent investigations into the discovery of dead fishes in the Ahafo mine fresh water storage facility.

"Stay Cool Plus"sachet water unsafe -FDB

Ho, Jan. 5, GNA - The Eastern and Volta Zonal office of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Wednesday declared as unsafe, products of Elite Volta, producers of “Stay Cool Plus” sachet water in Ho.

Newmont investigates cause of dead in water storage facility

Kenyasi (B/A), Jan. 4, GNA - Newmont Ghana announced on Tuesday that it is studying the underlining factors that led to the discovery of dead fishes at its Ahafo Mine fresh Water Storage Facility (WSF).

NGO declares war against environmental pollution

Tema, GNA – Corporate Social Responsibility Movement, a Tema-based non-governmental organization NGO, has filed a suit at the Human Rights Division of the High Court in Accra, against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Weija Lake may be extint in 10 years -Environmentalist

Accra,  GNA -The Weija Lake would be extinct by 2021 due to pollution and encroachment on the banks if immediate pragmatic steps are not taken to reverse the situation, an environmentalist raised the alarm on Thursday.

Stakeholders Validates Rain Water Harvesting Strategy in Accra

Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) has proven to be an alternative, or better still a complimentary source of water supply in most parts of Africa. Even though it had been a traditional means of water access, not much has been done to raise a greater awareness on its adoption, proper handling and practice.

Overwhelming visits to RCN exhibition stand at NESCON 2011

In order to meet the Millennium Development  Goal (MDG) on environmental sanitation , access to adequate information has been said to be an important component. This among others could be responsible for the overwhelming visits to the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Resource Centre Network (RCN) exhibition stand at the recently held National Environmental Sanitation Conference (NESCON), 6-9 December, 2011, in the Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi

Project to protect Weto Mountain Range ecosystem takes off

Kpeve, Dec 16, GNA - An integrated attempt at sustaining forest products along the Weto Mountain Ranges in Volta Region by modifying livelihood activities of range dwellers is underway.

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