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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.