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Acute water shortage hits Sekondi-Takoradi

Residents of Sekondi Takoradi have been battling an acute water shortage for nearly a week. The shortage has badly affected homes, several educational institutions and businesses.

Consumers are unhappy with the Ghana Water Company for not alerting them before closing the taps.

PURC announces increases in electricity, water tariffs

Accra, Aug. 29, GNA- The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Monday announced increases in electricity and water tariffs with effect from September 1, this year.

PURC announces increases in electricity, water tariffs

Accra, Aug. 29, GNA- The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Monday announced increases in electricity and water tariffs with effect from September 1, this year.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sustainability Charter Making WASH Investments Last… Over 20 Leading WASH Organizations Unite to Launch Sustainability Movement.

Washington, D.C. - Today, more than 20 leading international water and development organizations signed and launched the WASH Sustainability Charter. This Charter is a collaboratively-developed mission and set of guiding principles to advance lasting solutions in water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH).  The Charter is available to read and endorse at www.WASHCharter.org.

Working for a world free of poverty.

STOCKHOLM, AUGUST 22, 2011   According to a new report released today by
the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) at the World Bank,African countries
that transition to taking a leadership role in safe water and sanitation
service delivery to the millions of people without access have an
unprecedented opportunity to drastically reduce these numbers by 2015.

Royal opening of the 22nd Mole Conference in Busua

Hon. Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRWH), officially opened the 22nd edition of the Mole Conference under the distinguished patronage and chairmanship of Nana Kwesi Agyemang IX, the Paramount Chief of Lower Dixcove in Busua, Western Region of Ghana on Wednesday August 10, 2011.

22nd Mole Conference discusses decentralised WASH services delivery

The 22nd edition of the longest running annual Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector event in Ghana, the Mole Conference is currently on going at Busua Beach Resort in the Central Region of Ghana. The conference is discussing the theme, ‘‘Towards Decentralized WASH Services Delivery: Challenges and Lessons".

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technologies (WASHTech) project kick starts in Ghana

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technologies (WASHTech) project, was introduced to a team sector experts forming the project technical working committee by the project Ghana team led by TREND, a National NGO operating in the Water and Sanitation Sector. The project is a three-year EU funded project (FP7), which focuses on technologies for sustainable WASH delivery in Peri-urban, Small Towns and Rural areas.

Only 62% of Ghanaians have access to potable water

The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alban Bagbin, has said that statistics available to him indicate that only 62 percent of the country’s population as at last year had access to potable drinking water.

Kumawu Water Project to Finally Take Off

At long last, Messrs Tahal Consulting Engineers Limited, the Israeli firm contracted to implement the Kumawu, Konongo and Kwahu water projects, has pitched camp at Kumawu to commence work, which is already12 months behind schedule.

Dilapidated KVIP Toilets At Kodie

Residents of Kodie, district capital of the Afigya Kwabre District, are in distress as all the three Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP) toilet facilities in the town are posing a health hazard and imminent source of epidemics.

17th NLLAP(The State of Urban Water Management in Ghana: Challenges and Way forward )

The National Learning Alliance platform hosted  the Coalition of NGOs in water and sanitation and the SWITCH project to share views on the current state of urban water management, challenges and way forward. The presentations were smoothed with a panel discussion comprising of NGOs, KUNST, GWCL, NCAP, private sector who shared on specific proposals to improve the management of urban water in Accra. The learning alliance took place on 29th of June 2011, at Coconut Groove regency Accra.

Missing - Proper Toilets for 2.6 Billion

That 2.6 billion people live each day without a proper toilet is shocking. Break that number down, however, and it's even worse. Of these 2.6 billion people, the vast majority live in developing countries, this means that half the people in the developing world do not have a proper toilet. Take into account socio-economic status and the inequalities are worse still: in South Asia, amongst the poorest 40%, only 2 out of 10 households benefit from a safe, clean and dignified place to defecate.

UN Secretary-General launches the “Sustainable Sanitation: Five-Year Drive

United Nations, 21 June 2011—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, Ugandan Minister of Water & Environment the Hon. Maria Mutagamba, and His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange, today launched the "Sustainable Sanitation: Five-Year Drive to 2015" (http://www.sanitationdrive2015.org/), a push to speed up progress on the Millennium Development Goal target of improving global sanitation by 2015.

KMA Declares War On Sanitation Offenders, Drivers

Kumasi — The management of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has declared war on sanitation offenders and drivers of heavy duty vehicles who off-load goods at the Central Business area of Adum during working hours.

Adebayor Gifts Two Water Projects to Locals

Emmanuel Adebayor has commissioned two water projects in two communities in the Upper West Region of Ghana yesterday.

Rain water harvesting to be launched soon

At a capacity building workshop for members of the Ghana Watsan Journalists’ Network (GWJN), an organization, which focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene, Mr Minta Aboagye, outgoing Director (Water), Ministry of Water Resource, Works and Housing (MWRWH), has said that there are plans to introduce rain water harvesting to help address water challenges facing the people.

Understanding the roles and responsibilities of Stakeholders for Environmental Health and Sanitation under the Ghana WASH Sector SWAp

Following years of discourse among sector stakeholders towards a better coordinated and more effective WASH sector in line with the Paris Declaration, the WASH sector in Ghana embarked on a series of eight (8) Action Oriented workshops to move from a highly projectized sector and adopt a Sector Wide Approach (SWAP). So far, six (6) of these workshops have been held already, with only two (2) outstanding. The first workshop in the series, dubbed “SWAp Road Map Introductory workshop” was organised on the 2-3 February 2010 to solicit the buy-in of all sector stakeholders and to introduce the concept of a Code of Conduct for the SWAp, among others.

Towards integrated urban water management in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area

Accra, the administrative and economic capital of Ghana, just like cities all over the world, is facing ever increasing difficulties in efficiently managing water resources and providing water and sanitation services to its citizens. Meeting these challenges and adopting a more integrated approach to urban water management requires a firm understanding of the current situation

AfricaSan 3 preparation workshop

The African San 3 is the African ministers commitment to raise the profile of sanitation on the continent.

In preparation Ghana, with the leadership of the environmental sanitation health Directorate pulled stakeholders to validate the countries progress towards the e-Thewine commitments. This workshop brought together different stakeholders from NGOs, CONIWAS , governments, knowledge institutes and universities. To discuss the top three priorities for Ghana to report on, constitute a delegation that will be representing Ghana at the AfricaSAN 3 in Rwanda.

We need a strong public water authority not GUWCL - ISODEC

The Essential Services Programs Coordinator at ISODEC, Leonard Shang-Quartey has called for the establishment of public water authority to help address challenges of water supply in the country.

Speaking on Multi TV’s current affairs program, PM EXPRESS, Mr. Shang-Quartey said the establishment of the Ghana Urban Water Company Limited is not the ultimate solution to the problem of water supply in the country.

Sector Minister calls for holistic approach in tackling water problems

Mr Alban S.K. Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has called for a holistic, objective and scientific approach to tackle problems facing the water sector.

Mole conference

Mole conference Call for papers

Ghana: Triple-S selects three district centres for piloting SDA

Triple-S Ghana has selected three regions as centres to pilot the service delivery approach (SDA) at district level.  Each centre will be involved in the application of an action research approach where the steps for implementation of SDA for effective  sustainable water service delivery will be documented for replication in other parts of the country.

District learning alliance in Mankessim:

Stakeholders at a District Learning Alliance in Mankessim met on the 05/05/2011 to review the progress on the assignments of the previous two months on the Tripartite partnership project.  Among them were Municipal Assembly staff, the project consultants (Maple consult, Bhekan services and the representatives of Makessium community

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