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.
On behalf of the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRWH), the Ghana Water Forum Organizing Committee wishes to announce that the fourth edition of the Ghana Water Forum (GWF4) scheduled for this year, 2012 has been postponed to 2013 due to recent national developments.
WASHINGTON, October 4, 2012 Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow at 4.8 percent in 2012, broadly unchanged from the 4.9 percent growth rate in 2011 and largely on track despite setbacks in the global economy, according to the World Bank s new Africa s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa s economic prospects.
Kwabenya (GAR), Oct. 2, GNA –A Plant Research Scientist at the Biotechnology Nuclear Agricultural Research (BNAIR) Institute, has lauded the move to sensitize students to appreciate the need to learn composting technologies to ensure environmental cleanliness on campus.
The WASH sector Resource Centre Network (RCN) hosted the Department of Civil Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (DCE-KNUST)/ International Water Association (IWA)/ West Africa Capacity Building Network (WA-Net)/ and WD-MWRWH, to share the Framework for Developing Human Resources Capacity in the WASH Sector in Ghana.
The Ghana Watsan Journalists Network (GWJN), a grouping of journalists with interest in and focus on water, sanitation and hygiene issues, has inaugurated its Ashanti Region branch in the capital city of Kumasi.
The surroundings are lush and the greenness all around is enough to be the envy of many a city dweller. Here, there is no cacophony of noises coming from moving vehicles, tooting horns, screaming vehicle ‘mates’, industrial machinery and milling crowds.
President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance to work within the next three weeks with Non-Governmental Organisations within the water sector to find a lasting solution to end the problems facing the sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.