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NESCON 2011 takes place in Kumasi

The 2nd National Environmental Sanitation Conference (NESCON 2011) took place from the 6th – 9th December 2011, in Kumasi, Ashanti Region on the theme, enhancing public-private-partnerships for effective environmental sanitation services - the role of stakeholders.

Zoomlion,Abantu Exhibit In Durban

Two Ghanaian institutions took part in an exhibition in Durban during the United Nation Conference on climate change COP17 to draw attention to the devastation of climate change.

NGO hands over sanitation facilities to cluster of schools

Kojokrom (W/R), Dec.10, GNA- CHF International, a non-governmental organisation has constructed a 12-seater sanitation facility for a cluster of basic schools at Kojokrom near Takoradi, at the cost of GH₵40,000.

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to organise conference

Accra, Nov 30, GNA –The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development would be organizing a three-day National Environmental Sanitation Conference (NESCON) from the December 6 to 9 to discuss environmental issues

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to organise Conference

Accra, Nov 30, GNA –The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development would be organizing a three-day National Environmental Sanitation Conference (NESCON) from the December 6 to 9 to discuss environmental issues.

Last NLLAP workshop for 2011 organized

The monthly National Level Learning Alliance Platform [NLLAP] workshop being organized by the Resource Center Network in collaboration with the Water Directorate of the Ministry for Water Resource Works and Housing has been held in Accra.

The Workshop which was the last of the  series to be held this year  was also used to review the second  Water and Sanitation Sector Performance  Report dubbed ‘'the WASH Sector Performance Report-2010'' funded by the European Union

Solar Water Disinfection training for Likpe Bakua residents

Likpe Bakua, (V/R) Nov. 27, GNA – The Youth Volunteers for the Environment (YVE), a non-governmental organization, has organised a  training programme in Solar Water Disinfection Technology (SODIS) for residents in Likpe Bakua in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region.

WASH experts hail Kuffour's appointment as SWA chair

Some experts in Ghana’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector have hailed former President John Kufuor’s appointment as the new Chair for the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership, as good news for the sector.

Zoomlion to launch national environmental week

Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaborating with Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) will launch an environmental sanitation awareness month to help address management and environmental sanitation challenges facing the nation.       

Zoomlion provides sanitation vehicles to Assemblies

Accra, Nov. 21, GNA - The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development on Monday announced that government in collaboration with Export and Import Bank of India would provide 11million dollars to procure sanitation vehicles for 21 Assemblies next year.

18th NLLAP(The Right to Water and Sanitation in Ghana: A National Action Plan for Implementation)

The 18th National Learning Alliance platform hosted the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) on the theme, The Right to Water and Sanitation in Ghana: A National Action Plan for Implementation

Red Cross to organize plastic waste collection competetion in schools

Koforidua, GNA – Mr Kwame Darko Asumadu, Eastern Regional Manager of the Red Cross, has said the Secretariat would soon organize plastic waste and water sachet collection competition in schools.

GII adovates public participation in water management

Cape Coast, GNA- The Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) Mr Vitus Azeem on Friday stressed the need for the involvement of water users in water management in the country.

Six communities in Tain to benefit from World Bank project

Accra,  GNA – Mr Alban Sumani Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, on Tuesday announced that six communities in Tain District in the Brong Ahafo Region would benefit from the World Bank Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Projects (SRWSP)

Kufuor to chair Sanitation and Water for All partnership

Accra, Nov 16, GNA – Former President John Agyekum Kufuor  has been appointed to chair the Sanitation and Water for All partnership, the first high level chair of the partnership.

Ghana needs $1.5bn to meet water supply

Cape Coast, Nov14, GNA - Mr Vitus Azeem, Executive Director of the Ghana Integrity Initiative, at the weekend said Ghana needed 1.49 billion dollars for the expansion of water supply to the people by the year 2020. He 811 million dollars would be required to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on water in 2015.

World Bank to support Urban Water and Transport Sectors in Ghana

Accra, Nov. 11, GNA – The World Bank has approved 373.3 million dollars to support Urban Water and Transport Sectors in seven regions in the country.

GWCL to close down treatment plant if mining continues in Bonsa River

Tarkwa,  GNA - Authorities of the Ghana Water Company Limited GWCL at Tarkwa  would close down its treatment Plant if illegal miners do not refrain from prospecting for gold in the Bonsa River.

Communal hand washing is not hand washing at all -Peter Serenye

Proper hand washing with soap is said to be the one done under running water. In most public school in Ghana however, the communal form of hand washing has been practiced over the years. According to Mr Peter Serenye, the national coordinator of the Ghana WATSAN journalist network, communal hand washing is not hand washing at all. He made the statement in his presentation at the launch of a documentary made the network as part of activities to mark the global hand washing day which falls on October 15th.

KMA to review its sanitation bye-law

Kumasi, GNA - The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is to review its health and sanitation bye-laws to give adequate protection to the environment.

Solid waste disposal still a problem in Upper East

Bolgatanga (UE), GNA - Mr. Cletus Asamani, Acting Regional Environmental Health Officer, on Monday said solid waste generated in the urban areas in the Upper East Region was still a problem.

Netherlands Government to restore birim river

Kyebi (E/R), GNA – Government of Netherlands is poised to sustain and restore the deteriorating ecological health of the Birim River Basin.

Young professional from CONIWAS and three others start training at IRC

Wednesday 28th Sept, 2011

A young professional from CONIWAS, Ghana and three others from Bangladesh, Guatemala and Uganda arrived at IRC on Monday 26 September for a one month training programme. This is intended to prepare them for a nine month on- the- job training and field experience in another country and organization.

Ghana inaugurates radioactive waste storage facility

Accra, Sept. 13, GNA - Ghana on Monday positioned itself at the frontiers of science and technology in Africa, by taking the lead to expand and refurbish a radioactive waste storage facility to secure the highly toxic material.

The facility, situated on the precinct of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), was upgraded at the cost of $300,000, made available by the US through its Department of Energy. It would be used as a central storeroom to manage all waste emanating from the utilisation of nuclear technology in Ghana and the Sub-region.

Ghana Water Forum takes place in Accra

The Third Ghana Water Forum took place in Accra from 5th – 7th September 2011 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The forum was organised by the Water Directorate of the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRWH) under the theme: “Water and Sanitation Services Delivery in a Rapidly Changing Urban Environment

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