ODI together with WaterAid and IRC is pleased to invite you to a launch event, seminar and photo exhibition on Achieving water security: global concerns and local realities, to be held at ODI on 6th February 2013, 5.15 - 6.45 pm.
Dr Beatrix Allah-Mensah, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank, Tuesday said institutional arrangements, approaches and methodologies for developing, use and management of water and sanitation services needed to be looked at again so as to factor in gender and household–based elements.
Professor Chris Gordon, Director, Institute of Environment and Sanitation, University of Ghana, Legon, on Tuesday said open defecation cost Ghana $79 million per year, where as it would require less than one million latrines to eliminate the practice.
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday said the attitude of dumping garbage into gutters and drains was not only a health threat, but an impediment to the achievement of Millennium Development Goal on sanitation
The Mayor of Accra, Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye has assured that in the Accra Metropolitan Assemply’s bid to improve the sanitary conditions of the capital, it will eliminate the use of pan latrines this year.
Bongo-Tankoo Noyine Co-Operative Farmers Society Limited (TANDA), in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region is appealing for support to help mechanize a high yielding borehole for irrigation in the Tankoo community.
The WASH sector Resource Centre Network (RCN) hosted , IRC Ghana and the WASHCost Ghana team, on the successful end of project sharing and also for the Life Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) Training from 29-30 November, 2012 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel (the Banquet hall), Accra. The discussions were led with presentations from Dr Catarina Fonseca of IRC international and Dr Kwabena Nyarko of DCE/KUNST.
The WASHCost Ghana End-of-Project meeting has been held in Accra. The meeting was also used as a National Seminar on Life Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) for sustainable costing for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery. It was under the theme: Costing Sustainable Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services in Ghana.
The water consultation is part of the UN-system led “global dialogue” comprising of 50 - 100 Country Consultations and eleven global Thematic Consultations, among them the one on water. It is co-led by UN-Water, UNDESA and UNICEF.
Accra, Nov. 8, GNA – The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group, on Thursday announced supporting an investment to supply 60,000 cubic meters of potable water per day to Teshie Nungua near Accra.
Gonum(UE), Nov. 7, GNA- World Vision, an international NGO on Monday inaugurated a multipurpose solar mechanised water system at Gonum in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region at the cost of GH¢ 110,000.
The Resource Centre Network Ghana on Friday 2nd November hosted Dr Patrick Moriaty of IRC International and Mrs Victoria Norbgey of Water health International Ghana Office to share on the multiple use services (MUS) for improved water delivery in Ghana.this event took place at the Erata Hotel in Accra.
What started off as a commonplace lecture-like meeting in the Lira District Council Hall, ended up in a spirited discussion about a variety of issues around the delivery of water services in a decentralisation framework. Conditional grants for water and sanitation; mobile phones for water; as well as Hand Pump Mechanics Associations (HPMAs) were the key issues under consideration.
IRC Ghana, in conjunction with major stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in Ghana, is considering various innovative ways of financing for Capital Maintenance Expenditure (CapManEx) for WASH facilities.
To this end, IRC Ghana, through its WASHCost and Triple S Projects, and in partnership with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) and other stakeholders, has formed a committee to work on the initiative.
The Hague / Accra / Ouagadougou, 23 October 2012: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is launching the online WASHCost campaign on the 24th October. WASHCost will promote the life-cycle costs approach which calculates the long-term costs of lasting Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services.“The Life-cycle costs approach takes into account all cost elements of building and maintaining WASH infrastructure against the services actually received by users over time”, explains WASHCost Director Catarina Fonseca.”The campaign will be launched with an initial focus on sanitation. Every month we will compile the most relevant findings from the country research for an international audience. The campaign will run until March 2013”.
From Albert Oppong-Ansah, a GNA Special Correspondent, Hyderabad, India (Courtesy, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, Global Environmental Facility and Internews)
Hyderabad (India), Oct. 19, GNA –Three members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment Science and Technology participating in the on-going COP 11 of CBD on Friday said the conference had exposed them to many environmental issues which would help them champion biodiversity conservation
The second lady of the republic of Ghana, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur has described hand washing with soap as a simple and inexpensive act that saves lives from many deadly diseases, including diarrhea and other related diseases. She said that as a mother, she appreciates the positive impact of hand washing with soap on all people, especially children and women. She added that one woman with a contaminated hand could affect the whole family. She stressed that promoting health and dignity through Hand washing with soap is a sure step to reducing deaths of children especially under five years in Ghana.
The mostly young men in their early 20s and 30s, including some teenagers who work at the Agbogbloshie scrap yard know the risks of dismantling electronics items, like computers, sound systems, and TV sets to extract the copper wires which they sell to make some money, but they have no choice. For them it is a matter of survival.
Koforidua Oct. 11, GNA - Mr George Pentsil, the Eastern Regional Officer of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB), has expressed concern that many sachet water producers were flouting operating standards, prescribed by the Board.
Accra, Oct. 10, GNA- The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), has expressed concern about the incessant pollution of Ghana’s water bodies and land due to uncontrolled exploitation of its natural resources.
A GNA feature by Albert Oppong Ansah Tamale, Oct. 5, GNA - Thanks to the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) intervention, Yong, a predominantly farming community in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality of the Northern Region, has been transformed into a clean environment.