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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.

Accra walks for water and sanitation for School for the Blind

Over a thousand people took part in a walk for water and sanitation in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, March 23 and also to commemorate World Water Day, which was marked globally on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Pollution is the cause of water shortages

Continued pollution of water bodies is the cause of current shortages across the country, according the Water Resources Commission (WRC).

Can the human right to water and sanitation help us address the sustainability crisis? (Part 1)

Coverage, slippage, stagnation, universal access, asset management, sustainable cost recovery, capital maintenance. Progressive realisation, prohibition of retrogression, permissible retrogression, use of maximum available resources.

Local Government workers throws weight behind new sector Minister

The Local Government Workers Union (LGWU) has pledged its commitment to work with Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, new Minister of Local Government and Rural Development towards efficient service delivery in Ghana’s decentralization programme.

Over 170 thousand Africans join world to march for water in March

Over 170,000 people in Africa are already planning to take part in walks for water in 25 countries including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi and Madagascar in the month of March this year.

Daboase water treatment headworks to produce 22 million gallons of water

The Daboase Water Treatment Headworks in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis is to be expanded to produce 22 million gallons of water a day to meet the growing demand resulting from the rise in the population of residents of the metropolis.

EPA asks stakeholders to collaborate for water quality in Brong-Ahafo

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Directorate of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called for collaboration with stakeholders in ensuring environmental best practices for the early detection of any change in water quality in the Region.

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