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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.

Understanding the Technology Assessment Framework (TAF)

“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.

PURC urges public to report unsatisfactory service

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.

Ghana selected to benefit from HSBC Group’s $100m Water Programme

British multinational banking firm, the HSBC Group has launched a five-year $100 million water programme and selects Ghana to be one of the beneficiary countries of the project.

Ghana Water Company restores Daboase water clarifier

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.

World Bank predicts annual cost of treating solid waste rising to $375b by 2025

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

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