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No sanitation facilities in 91% of homes in Accra.

Ninety-one per cent of all dwellings in the national capital Accra are without private places of convenience, according to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Publised by the Daily Graphic, a local Newspaper in Ghana.

WaterAid teams up with WSSCC to support journalists in West Africa

WaterAid in West Africa and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) have formed a partnership to support a regional network of journalists across West Africa. The aim is to increase citizens' voice in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and ensuring region-wide impact on influencing.

Water demand increasing with urbanization.

January 3, 2011 In Accra, Ghana s bustling capital city of close to two million people, urban growing pains are evident:  traffic-clogged roads, sprawling neighborhoods, and water taps that sometimes run dry. While 90% of the capital city s residents have access to safe water, only about one-third have drinking water piped into their homes and even among that group, many get only an irregular supply.

An interview with Mr Ventura of the World Bank

 

The topic of this year would not have been more interesting about sustainability. My definition is that when construction phase is finished, this when the project is finished, it exactly when it brings. We have to make sure that we put in place stays forever that is equal to sustainability.

Mr. Ventura is the lead Water and sanitation speacialist of the World bank. He talked to Abu Wumbei of the Resource centre Ghana.

An interview with Wolanyo Sabi

 

Mr Wolanyo Sabi is the CWSA reginoal director for the Upper west region in Ghana. He talked to Abu Wumbei of the Resource center Network Ghana. 

An interview with Larbi Eugene.

 

Mr Larbi is the managering director of TREND group and the team leader for the tripartitie partnership project. He talked to Abu Wumbei of the Resource Center Network Ghana.

An interview with Kwabena Sarpong.

 

Kwabena Sarpong a private consultant talks about sustainability during the Ghana water week.

An interview with Yaw A. Sarkodie:

 

Yaw Asante Sarkodie, Team leader for the Water and Sanitation Monitoring platform (WSMP) of the water Directorate, Ministry of water resource and housing Talks to Abu Wumbei of the resource center network. About the Impact of the National learning alliance in his work and life; 

Interview with Benedict Tuffuor of TPP

 

Benedict Tuffuor (TPP researcher and urban planner)  talks about his impressions and impact of the National learning Alliance during the Ghana  Water forum in an interview with Abu Wumbei of the Resource Center Network Ghana during the Ghana water forum.

First National Environmental Sanitation Conference takes place in Kumasi

The first National Environmental Sanitation Conference (NESCON) took place in Kumasi from December 8 – 10, 2010 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. The Theme for the conference was “building partnerships for scaling up improved environmental sanitation services’.

Stakeholders meet to find lasting solutions to environmental degradation

Stakeholders from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have met in Bolgatanga to brainstorm and find lasting solutions to environmental degradation in the three northern regions.

10th NLLAP WASH sector financing and tariff setting are mutually dependent

The Tenth NLLAP took place on Thursday August 26, 2010 under the chairmanship of Nii Okai Kotei, Director of Water at the Public Utility Regulatory Committee at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra. The meeting was on the theme, “WASH Sector Financing and Tariff Setting in Ghana”. The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) presented its tariff setting procedure.

Accra dwellers consider toilet and sanitation to be their highest priority: Damning World Bank-sponsored survey report reveals

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly AMA says it will not be distracted in its strife to provide quality service to residents of Accra despite a World Bank-sponsored survey which made damning findings about the assembly.

12 NLLAP. Highlights of the revised Environmental Sanitation Policy and the strategic Action plans.

The twelveth National learning alliance platform took palce at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel, Accra. On the theme "Highlights on the revised Sanitation policy and the strategic action plans." The Ministry of local government and rural development, Directorate of Environmental Health led the discussion side by side with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency.

The launch of the revised Environmental Sanitation, decentralized, Sanitation week 2010.

The Vice President Mr. John Dramani Mahama launched the two long awaited policies, the revised Environmental sanitation Policy and the decentralized policy. Hand in hand with the  respective  National strategic Action plans. This event was held at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), Accra n Tuesday, November 30..

Community Water Sanitation Agency (CWSA) strategy for Hygiene and sanitation delivery.

Community Water Sanitation Agency is mandated to facilitate delivery rural water and water- related sanitation services to the rural communities and small towns. Through resource mobilization, capacity building, standards setting and quality assurance with active participation of all stakeholder.

TPP screens consultants for pilot implementation

The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project screened and recruited capable consultants for the Ashaiman, Mankessim and Huni Valley pilot project implementation process. The project implementation process required the recruitment of consultants to support the 3 TPP Pilot Projects.

TPP embarks on toolkit development processes

The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project has embarked on a toolkit development process under the guidance and supervision of a Dutch Consultant, Ms Manon Dohmen since May 2010. The process of working under her guidance the Knowledge and Skills Development Expert, Ms Dohmen to develop the toolkit intensified as the set deadline for its finalisation draws closer.

TPP releases a range of Information Products

The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project continues to develop a range of information products in line with its objectives to address the weak capacity of the Sector to provide sustained pro-poor WASH services through the identification and demonstration of innovative approaches in selected pilot areas involving tripartite partnerships of NGOs, public and private sectors.

TPP releases a range of Information Products

The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project continues to develop a range of information products in line with its objectives to address the weak capacity of the Sector to provide sustained pro-poor WASH services through the identification and demonstration of innovative approaches in selected pilot areas involving tripartite partnerships of NGOs, public and private sectors.

The 3rd African Water Week takes place Addis Ababa

The 3rd African Water Week took place from November, 22 to 26, 2010 at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa. The theme for this year's conference was "Implementing the African Water Vision and Meeting the MDG Targets: Challenges and Opportunities in Water and Sanitation".

Ghana celebrates the World Toilet Day-19th November

The 2010 World Toilet Day National celebration in Ghana was held in Kumasi. Among other activities, awards were presented to 20 communities as recognition for achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF).

Highlights on the revised environmental Sanitation policy.

The highlights on the revised Environmental Sanitation policy (ESP) and the strategic Action Plans shall be discussed at the National Learning Alliance Platform. The discussions will be lead by the Ministry of Water Resource, Works and Housing and the Community Water and Sanitation Agency.

11th NLLAP (Sustainability of rural water supply)

The eleventh National Leavel Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) took place on the 11th Novermber 2010 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel. On the theme "Sustainability of rural water services: looking back to inform our way forward". The Triple-s team lead the discussion in which sustainability indicators were presented for validation. 

National Learning Platform discusses sustainability of rural water services

The 11th National Learning Alliance Platform (NLAP) hosted the Triple-S project at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra on November 11, 2010. The project shared the initial findings on sustainability of rural water services; what works and what needs to done to achieve the minimum level of sustainability of water system.  Six sustainability indicators were proposed for discussion/validation by the national learning forum.

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