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NLLAP 33 (Water service monitoring in three districts in Ghana)

The 33rd edition of NLLAP hosted IRC Ghana to share their monitoring experience on water services in three districts in Ghana.The event took place at the Erata hotel Accra on the 2nd of May 2013.

WEST Africa Regional HWTS Workshop opens in Ghana

06/05/2013

The West Africa Regional Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) workshop has opened in Accra, Ghana. The three day workshop, which spans from 6th to 8th May 2013 is hosted by the Government of Ghana with support from UNICEF and the Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) Network under the theme, “Scaling up HWTS -National Policy Environment and Integration Strategies”.

NADMO partners MP to complete Wasakuse Water Project

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is partnering Madam Comfort Doyoe Ghansah, Member of Parliament for Ada East, to complete a water project for the people.

Minister hails Sanipath study at NLLAP 32

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing hailed the SaniPath project study, when he delivered a short address on the theme of the study, ‘Assessmentof Fecal Exposure Pathways in Low-Income Urban Settings’, at the 32nd edition of the National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) forum in Accra.

Ghana Water Company names new MD

Government has appointed Kwaku Godwin Dovlo, a civil engineer, as the new Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

The Board of Directors of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) made the appointment following a directive from the Presidency.

Community Water and Sanitation Agency adds innovation to sustain water service delivery

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), on Wednesday engaged stakeholders on how to improve and sustain water service delivery through partnerships with beneficiaries.

The meeting, which was on the theme: “Sustaining Water Service Delivery: Innovations and Partnerships for Scaling-up”, would also showcase innovations and works by the Agency in some selected Districts to enhance water delivery services at the community level.

Sanitation Police to be introduced

Zoom Alliance, a subsidiary of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, is to introduce a Community Sanitation Police and Monitoring Taskforce to deal with the poor sanitation in the country. The company is, therefore, collaborating with the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development (MLRD) and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to operationalise the deal.

West Africa water and sanitation journalists network elects new executives

The West Africa water, sanitation and hygiene journalists network, WASH-JN, has elected into office, a five-member executive committee, to oversee activities of the network for the next two years.

Volta Regional Learning Alliance Platform holds first meeting

 With the increasing awareness of learning and sharing as an integral part of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services sustainability, there is the gradual attempt by sector players to ensure its uptake across Ghana.

WASH stakeholders in the Volta Region launched its first Regional Level Learning Alliance Platform (RLLAP) on 13th March, 2013. The Deputy Regional Director of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) who chaired the event gave the opening address. He stressed on the need to share information, stating that loads of information have been gathered by past and present initiatives but little sharing has been done. He indicated that this is the time to form partnerships and encourage multi stakeholder dialogues to enable us learn from our experiences. He stated that, that will enable us develop capacities to meet future WASH challenges. He called on all to take the platform seriously and appreciate the great opportunity it offers. He also stated that the platform will furthermore open the door to more interaction and networking among sector stakeholders within the region and beyond. On that score he declared the first meeting officially opened on behalf of the Director who he stood in for.

Stakeholders deliberate on promoting water integrity in Africa

The maiden regional workshop aimed at reinforcing efforts to promote integrity and accountability at all levels of the water management and service delivery chain in the Sub-Saharan African regions, is currently under way in Accra.

Minister vows decisive action to protect water bodies

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has vowed to take decisive actions to stop the destruction of water bodies by illegal miners.

Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery Symposium

In recent years many more people have gained access to an improved water supply; unfortunately access to sanitary facilities is still lagging behind. One of the biggest challenges is how to sustain these newly built water facilities and make sure that people have continuous and reliable access to a supply of good quality water in sufficient quantities.

Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery Symposium

In recent years many more people have gained access to an improved water supply; unfortunately access to sanitary facilities is still lagging behind. One of the biggest challenges is how to sustain these newly built water facilities and make sure that people have continuous and reliable access to a supply of good quality water in sufficient quantities.

Dakar hosts 3rd West Africa WASH Journalists AGM

Beginning today in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, is the 3rd annual general meeting of the West Africa Water and Sanitation Journalists Network (WASH-JN).

Stakeholder bemoans the current state of school toilet facilities in Ghana

“The division of toilet blocks between students and teachers is not fair!”, this was the frustration of Ms Destina Samani , the Country Director of Water and Sanitation for Africa, Ghana. Ms Samani  complained that , it was not fair to give two separate blocks of toilet facilities to teachers of eight whiles over four hundred pupils share four facilities. According to her this was the  case in most public basic schools in Ghana, which leaves these pupils with inadequate access as their numbers exceed the facilities available to them hence the unhygienic state of the facilities, coupled with the improper maintenance culture

Driving Behavior Change for WASH Sustainability

The development of a group of people is said to be in their own hands and the key driver of this assertion is Behavior Change. Behavior change communication (BCC) has therefore become very important in achieving WASH sector policy and strategic objectives. In Ghana, there are some stories of successful attempts of WASH BCC strategy implementation. However, there more stories of some failed attempts. 

NLLAP 31 (Technology Assessment Framework for sustainable WASH services in Ghana)

The WASH sector Resource Centre Network (RCN) in collaboration with MWRWH hosted the  WASHTech Ghana Project, on the topic, "Technology Assessment Framework for sustainable WASH services in Ghana".the evnt took place on the 8th of March 2013 at the ERATA Hotel Accra.

NLLAP 32 (Assessment of fecal exposure pathways in low income urban settings)

The WASH sectorResource Centre Network (RCN)in collaboration with WD-MWRWH /EHSD-MLGRD hosted the Sanipath Project, on the topic "Assessment of fecal exposure pathways in low income urban settings".the event took place on the 28th of March 2013 at the Fiesta Royale Hotel Accra.it saw the participation of over Seventy (70) sector stakeholders.

More People Have Access To Cellphones Than Toilets

A new United Nations study has found that more people around the world have access to a cellphone than to a working toilet.

More People Have Access To Cellphones Than Toilets

A new United Nations study has found that more people around the world have access to a cellphone than to a working toilet.

GWCL expired water chemical probe lauded

The Bureau of Internal Affairs (BIA), an anti-corruption organisation, has commended Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing for interdicting four officials found culpable for the treatment of water with expired Aluminium Sulphate.

World Water Day marked in Accra

The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, in collaboration with the Water Resources Commission and the United Nations, has held a symposium to commemorate the 2013 World Water Day in Accra.

GWCL faces challenges of power outages, pollution, illegal connections

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has identified power outages, pollution of water bodies by illegal gold miners and illegal connections as some of the challenges confronting the company.

Aveme-Danyigba gets $155,000 water and sanitation system

The chiefs and people of Aveme-Danyigba at the weekend celebrated this year’s World Water Day with the inauguration of a $155,000 water supply system.

Gov’t urged to reduce water wastage

Abibiman Foundation, a Tema-based Non Governmental Organisation that promotes livelihoods and development has called on government to ensure that the right steps are taken to prevent the wastage in the usage of water.

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