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Manhyia gets GH¢ 1.2 million drainage facility

Manhyia (B/A), May 1, GNA – The construction of a GH¢ 1.2 million drainage facility at Manhyia in the Goaso Municipality has brought relief to residents.

 The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing awarded the project to Eugo Terrano Limited, a Tema-based construction firm, in November 2011, and it is expected to be completed within six months.

Developing countries and donors agree to tackle the water and sanitation crisis

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

25th National Level Learning Alliance Platform (Assessment Framework for sustainable WASH Technologies in Ghana)

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.

Provision of water and sanitation for all is possible -Kuffour

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.

Meeting MDG 7: Botswana tops off-track African countries on course

BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

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

Former President Kuffour to attend meetings in Washington

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).

Making Water and Sanitation a Reality for All Africans

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.

Poor Sanitation Costs Ghana GHC420 Million Each Year

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).

Africa’s progress to better water and sanitation ‘slow’ but still hope for Millennium goals, says AfDB

More Africans have access to safe, clean water, but progress has been slow and mixed across the continent, according to a new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Africa’s progress to better water and sanitation ‘slow’ but still hope for Millennium goals, says AfDB

More Africans have access to safe, clean water, but progress has been slow and mixed across the continent, according to a new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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.

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