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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

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

District learning alliance Huni Valley:

At Huni valley, community members, NGOs/CBOs, consultants officials from District Assembly gathered for the district learning Alliance on 6th /05/2011 to review the progress on the assignments of the previous two months on the Tripartite partnership project

District learning alliance Huni Valley:

At Huni valley, community members, NGOs/CBOs, consultants officials from District Assembly gathered for the district learning Alliance on 6th /05/2011 to review the progress on the assignments of the previous two months on the Tripartite partnership project

District Learning Alliance Ashaiman.

On 10th /05/2011 all roads led to the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (AshMA) conference room for the learning alliance. Community members, community level NGOs/CBOs, the media and officers from the Municipal Assembly and TPP project gathered to review progress from the assignments of the consultants to Tripartite Partnership (TPP) project .

District Learning Alliance Ashaiman.

On 10th /05/2011 all roads led to the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (AshMA) conference room for the learning alliance. Community members, community level NGOs/CBOs, the media and officers from the Municipal Assembly and TPP project gathered to review progress from the assignments of the consultants to Tripartite Partnership (TPP) project .

16th NLLAP ( WASH Sector financing in Ghana)

The GrassRoot Africa Foundation/CONIWAS led the WASH Budget Tracking for 2010 and reviewing the framework for future budget tracking discussion with the objective of sharing,learning and sharing meeting on the theme, Wash Sector Financing in Ghana. on 26th/may/2011 at the Coconut Groove Hotel Accra.The WASH Resource Centre Network (RCN) Ghana, in collaboration with the WD, MWRWH hosted the learning event. 

Nadowli District rural water coverage higher than MDGs target

There are 275 boreholes fitted with hand pumps and four piped water systems serving 143 communities in the Nadowli District. This gives the district rural water coverage of 80.04 per cent as at the end of 2010, higher than the 76 per cent Millennium Development Goals' target.

CWSA orientates assembly members on Water and Sanitation projects

Members of the Assin South District Assembly were given a day's orientation workshop on Wednesday on how to strategise and access facilities being provided under the 93Sustainable Rural Water And Sanitation Project (SRWSP)." The SRWSP is being carried out in seven regions in the country with financial support from the International Development Agency of the World Bank. 13 districts in the Central Region would be provided with some 200 boreholes, eight small towns water supply systems and eight mechanised water supply systems, and Institutional KVIPs within the next six years.

Ghanaian Government Ends Contract with Water Supply Company

The contested public-private contract with the water supply company, Aqua Vitens Rand Limited in Ghana, has not been extended. The company, which took over the operation of Ghana’s urban water supply in 2006, was supposed to improve the accountability of water delivery over the last five years.

CONIWAS takes on Government on the SWA compact

 

Benjamin Arthur, the Executive Secretary of the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) talks to Abu Wumbei of RCN about the position of CONIWAS on financing the water sector and analysis of the 2011 budget in relation to Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) compact. At a press conference held at the International Press Centre in Accra on the 11th May, 2011. The Executive Secretary noted that 2.8% of the National budget was allocated for water and 3% to sanitation, which was much less than promised in the SWA compact. It is clear that water sector in Ghana relays on 94% donor funds. CONIWAS was also concerned as to why the donors did not allocate any budget for Sanitation in the 2011.

Ghana preparing for AfricaSan #

Local stakeholders and government agencies met on 14 April 2011 at the Erata Hotel in Accra to agree on priority actions to get sanitation on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals target by 2015. This follow up workshop was organised by Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development with support from WaterAid in Ghana.

In July the African ministers will meet in Kigali, Rwanda, at AfricaSan 3 to review progress towards the eThekwini commitments on sanitation. The objectives of the conference are to present evidence and exchange learning, track country progress, review the commitments, present country actions, and advocacy to increase the profile of sanitation. The priority actions agreed at the workshop in Accra will be presented at AfricaSan 3 conference as part of Ghana’s country action plan.

CONIWAS’position on the future of urban water supply in Ghana

Ben Arthur, the Executive secretary of Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) stated the official position of the coalition of NGOs on the management contract of Aqau Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL) at a press conference held at the Teachers’ hall 27th /04/2011. Theme, the of future urban water supply.

 In the press statement, CONIWAS clearly stated that the operations of urban water supply should be reverted back to the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) and that government should initiate stakeholder consultations among citizens on the long term direction of urban water supply.

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IRC Ghana shares perspective on information and knowledge management with West Africa Regional Journalists

IRC Ghana shared their perspective on Information and Knowledge Management (KM) with the General Assembly of the West Africa Regional Journalist Network in Accra on Thursday April 28, 2011.

Ghana president makes water his priority

Hon. Dr. Hanna Louisa Bisiw, Deputy Minister of Water from Ghana explains to Dick de Jong how political will by her president has triggered action on the ground. Right now 20,000 new boreholes are being constructed. And illegal mining of water is being prevented. She toured with young journalists who help educate Ghanians about the need about the value of water and waste. She talked at the Cape Town WaterCube on 22 March, World Water Day event.

Ghana's water: Thoughts from top to bottom

 

Opinions of government officials on how to share and plan for the costs of WASH services in Ghanian communities are made available in this interesting photo story video.

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