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Civil society calls for timely release of funds for Ghana's water and sanitation activities

Participants at the recently held annual water and sanitation conference in Tamale, dubbed Mole XXIII, have asked the government of Ghana to ensure the timely release of funds for activities in the country’s water and sanitation sector.

No change in water, power tariffs – PURC

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) announced on Tuesday that there would be no change in electricity and water tariffs for the third quarter, which spans the period September to November.

A statement signed by Dr Emmanuel Andah, Acting Chairman PURC, said the decision followed a review for electricity and water tariffs for the third quarter under the automatic adjustment formula.

General Electric to provide technology in $400m Ghana water rehabilitation works

US firm, General Electric (GE) is to provide technology and equipment for a $400 million water project in Ghana.

The deal was signed between the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and the US government, contractor of the project, Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC) last week.

We can solve our waste disposal concerns, it’s doable

Accra, Aug 29, GNA - Under the Youth Engagement in Service Delivery (YES) project, research has shown that a careful implementation of waste disposal structures could create opportunities for many and facilitate the development of the nation.

From wells to standpipes – a success story of rural water delivery

Although all may not be well with rural water delivery in Ghana, the water and sanitation development board of Anlo Afiadenyigba in the Anlo District of the Volta Region, has shown that with a sense of dedication and commitment, the country’s rural folks can access clean drinking water.

UNICEF, Assembly provide water facility for Central Gonja communities

The Central Gonja District in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has provided a mechanized potable water facility to the  Tinkronpe community District.

President Mahama commissions 12 borehole drilling machines

President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned 12 borehole water drilling machines fitted with state of the art equipment to enhance water supply across the country.

Workshop on WASH opens in Tamale

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.

MOLE Conference calls for establishment of WASH fund for Capital Maintenance

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 organises LCCA training at MOLE XXIII Conference

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).

EHSD ATTRIBUTES CLTS SLOW MOVE IN GHANA TO INADEQUATE COORDINATION

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.

MOLE XXIII CONFERENCE OPENS IN TAMALE.

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”.

Management of human excreta - a basic necessity in disease prevention - Technologist

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.

World Vision embarks on WASH campaigns in schools,communities

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.

Water Resources Commission recieves 1.3 million support for dam safety

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.

Ghana's President passes on

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills has passed on at age 68 in Accra.

GHANA'S PRESIDENT PASSES ON

The president of the republic of Ghana,Prof.John Evans Atta Mills has passed on at age 68 in Accra.

9 confirmed dead in cholera outbreak at Atebubu

At least nine people are confirmed dead in a cholera outbreak at Atebubu in Brong Ahafo Region in just a week with several others infected

Yarigabiisi and Zuarungu gets potable water

Mr. Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister on Monday said a three- kilometre borehole mechanisation project under ‘Water for Life’ is under construction in Zuarungu and Yarigabiisi in the Region

Climate Change Conference opens in Accra

A three-day International Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa was on Monday opened in Accra.

Government develops new policy to conserve water bodies – Minister

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

Mole 23 to tackle financing in WASH sevice delivery in Ghana

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.

World Bank Group support to promote growth and overcome poverty in developing countries hits nearly $53 billion in 2012

 
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.

27th National Level Learning Alliance Platform (Assessing Human Resource Gaps in the WASH sector in Ghana)

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.

Meetings upon meetings in Ghana's WASH sector: a result of inadequate capacities

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.

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