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WASHCost Ghana engages with a consultant to review Capital Maitenance Expenditure (CapManEx)

WASHCost Ghana is working with a consultant to review existing policies and practices for addressing Capital Maintenance Expenditure of Small Towns Water System

CWSA adopts LCCA to ensure sustainability of WASH services

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

Ghana to celebrate World Water Day in Asutuare

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.  

WWF6:the Marseile meeting on unprecedented collaboration for safe water acess:

March 12th, 2012 by nwp

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

Birim Central MCE leads clean-up exercise

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.

The Dead Odaw River - Polluted With Plastics, Garbage & Human Excreta

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.

Zoomlion provides lifejackets to save life in Kpandi District

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.

EPA closed down two sachet water factories in Nkwakaw

Nkawkaw, March 3, GNA - The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has closed down two sachet water manufacturing factories at Nkawkaw for not obtaining environmental permits.

Is the glass half full or half empty?

This week the Joint Monitoring Program of the United Nations announced that the MDG for water supply has been reached, most likely already somewhere in 2010. 5 years ahead of the deadline the percentage of the World’s population without access to safe water supplies has been halved. This is no mean feat and would be a cause for celebration. Yet, the report in which this was announced as well as the various comments on it, have been fairly cautious in tone and celebrations of this achievement have been mooted. Does this mean that the predominant view is that the glass is half empty, and not half full? Or, are there big reasons of concern around the filling of the other half of the glass?

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

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