Tamale, Sept. 3, GNA - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Alliances of Ghana, Benin and Mali, with support from the Dutch WASH Alliance, have opened a four-day workshop to discuss ways of improving WASH management.
Participants at the MOLE XXIII Conference have called for the establishment of a national water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) fund to finance capital maintenance of facilities to ensure sustainability. This is because communities are not able to finance capital maintenance activities on their own leading to non-functionality of facilitities.
IRC Ghana has organised a Life-Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) training for participants at the MOLE XXIII. The training was in collaboration with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, WASHCost Project Ghana and the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS).
A programme officer at the Environmental Health Sanitation Division of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (EHSD-MLGRD), Mr.Kwaku Quansah has attributed the seemingly slow move of the Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) in Ghana to inadequate coordination in the sanitation sub-sector.
The 23rd edition of the MOLE Conference, the multi-stakeholder learning event in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector of Ghana has officially opened today 22nd August 2012. The four day event organized by the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) is currently on going at Tamale under the theme“Financing the WASH sector: the past, current trends and vision for the future”.
Accra, Aug 11, GNA – Mr Sampson Asare Boadu, Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Public Health Technologist in-charge of Ashiedu Keteke District, has advised private operators of toilets to hygienically manage human excreta, which is necessary in the prevention of diseases.
Sirigu (UE), Aug 2 GNA - World Vision, Ghana, has embarked on a number of programmes in the Kassena Nankana West District aimed at improving the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) campaign in schools and communities in the area.
Agona Swedru, July 26, GNA -The Norwegian Government has released 1.3 million dollars to Water Resources Commission (WRC) to support the establishment of a National Dam Safety Unit to regulate and ensure the proper utilization of water.
The Water Resources Commission has developed a Riparian Buffer Zone policy to develop and maintain buffers to conserve water bodies, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Minster of Water Resources, Works and Housing announced in Accra on Tuesday
The 23rd edition of the longest running annual Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector event in Ghana, the Mole Conference is scheduled to take place at Modern City hotel in the Northern Region of Ghana from August 7 - 11, 2012 on theme, Financing WASH service delivery; Past, Current and vision for the future ". The discussions will be led by the Ministry of finance who will give over view of the trends in financing WASH in Ghana.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 The World Bank Group committed $52.6 billion in loans, grants, equity investments, and guarantees to help promote economic growth, overcome poverty, and promote economic enterprise in developing countries during fiscal year 2012, which ends on June 30.
The Resource Centre Network (RCN) Ghana, hosted the Department of Civil Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,for the 27th edition of the National Level Learning Alliance Platform.
A Director and senior engineer at the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Ms Charlotte Engman has attributed most endless meetings in the sector to inadequate capacities needed for some specific works to be done. She deemed this a serious threat to the general work output of the sector if a critical attention is not given to it. She said, there are a lot of officers in the various parts of the sector who may not possess the needed capacities/qualification in the performance of their duties.
“Let’s invite WASHTECH to apply the TAF tool on this Household Water Treatment and Storage(HWTS) technology (communities choices system) to determine whether it needs to be scaled up” This came up at the 26th edition of the National Learning Alliance Platform meeting, which recently took place in Accra on theme,Household Water Treatment and Storage Strategy in Ghana.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has urged the public to report any unsatisfactory service rendered by the utility companies to their offices for redress to ensure a healthy relationship between service providers and consumers.
Essipon WR, June 18, GNA – The default water clarifier at the Daboase intake and treatment plant of the Ghana Urban Water Company Limited, has been reconstructed to boost water production in the Western Region.
The annual cost of solid waste management is projected to rise from the current $205 billion to $375 billion, according to a new, far-reaching World Bank report on the state of municipal solid waste around the world