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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

NGO believes protecting wetlands, mangroves could control climate change

Mr. Balertey Gormey, Project Officer of the Coastal Resources Centre, a non-governmental organisation, on Wednesday said protecting wetlands and mangroves was crucial in reducing the impact of global warming and climate change.

IFC taps public-private partnerships to boost water, sanitation services in Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is hosting a conference that will bring together 125 participants from across sub-Saharan Africa to help increase the capacity of key policy makers to accelerate access to safe and reliable water and sanitation services through targeted and well structured public-private partnerships (PPP) projects.

8th annual Environmental Film Festival launched in Accra

Dr Iyabode Olusami, the United Nations Children’s Fund Representative in Ghana, has revealed that the lack of access to clean water and sanitation is taking a heavy toll on the lives of Ghanaian children.

UN launches new website to track progress of MDGs

The United Nations on June 6, 2012 launched an online platform that will track the progress of the financial and policy commitments made by countries towards realizing the anti-poverty and social development targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

26th National Level Learniing Allinace Platform (Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS) Strategy in Ghana: Taking HWTS to Scale)

The 26th National Level Learning Alliance Platform hosted the EHSD-MLGRD in collaboration with UNICEF Ghana to  lead the discussion, with the objective of sharing and disseminating the Household Water Treatment and S strategy document.

Former Deputy Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing passes on

The former deputy Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing and current independent member of parliament for Wulensi, Alhaji Saani Iddi has passed on after a short illness at the Korle bu teaching hospital Accra.

Monitoring for Action - IRC at African Water Week 4

Water and sanitation for development

Activities of IRC at the AfWW-4 will focus on Monitoring for Action: Improving WASH Sector Performance and Sustainable Service Delivery, on which IRC will lead a session on 17 May together with Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA).

The IRC delegation at the AfWW-4 will be composed of experts and staff members from various countries including Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and The Netherlands.

MMDAs Losing out on assessing DDF

Akosombo, May 14, GNA - Many Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) are losing out on assessing the District Development Funding (DDF) from development partners due to their failure to satisfy guidelines on climate change adaptation.

Wenchi hit by eminent water crisis

Water crisis looms in the Brong Ahafo regional town of Wenchi following the disconnection of power to the offices of the Wenchi Water Board.
The disconnection follows the failure of the Board to settle outstanding electricity bills amounting to some two million Ghana Cedis.
The bill is said to have been outstanding for the past five years.

Sanitation facilities for public places

Government is to provide locally manufactured sanitation facilities for use in public schools, market places, public places of convenience and vantage points within the capital.

The Netherlands hands over Water and Sanitaion Programme to Ghana

Accra, May 9, GNA –  Gerard Duijfjes,  The Netherlands Ambassador , has officially handed over the grant and financing arrangement for the Ghana Netherlands Water and Sanitation Programme to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development  for consideration.

Manhyia gets GH¢ 1.2 million drainage facility

Manhyia (B/A), May 1, GNA – The construction of a GH¢ 1.2 million drainage facility at Manhyia in the Goaso Municipality has brought relief to residents.

 The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing awarded the project to Eugo Terrano Limited, a Tema-based construction firm, in November 2011, and it is expected to be completed within six months.

Developing countries and donors agree to tackle the water and sanitation crisis

Ministerial delegations from 40 countries have announced serious commitments to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis. Developing countries have promised that they will provide safe drinking water to 60 million more people and improved sanitation to another 80 million people within two years. The governments of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom announced that they will collaborate to also get water and sanitation to millions of people

25th National Level Learning Alliance Platform (Assessment Framework for sustainable WASH Technologies in Ghana)

The 25th NLLAP hosted the WASHTech Project on the theme "Assessment Framework for sustainable WASH Technologies in Ghana "  to share on the Technology Assesment Framework(TAF) at Erata Hotel,Accra on 29th March the Technology Framework 2012.

Provision of water and sanitation for all is possible -Kuffour

Accra, April 24, GNA - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, has observed that progress made in the past decade showed that access to improved water and sanitation could be achieved globally with more concerted efforts by governments.

Meeting MDG 7: Botswana tops off-track African countries on course

BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

Of the 35 countries completely off-track the sanitation ladder in Africa as far as meeting the MDG target is concerned, it is Botswana that has shown the greatest promise and commitment to reversing its fortunes

Former President Kuffour to attend meetings in Washington

Accra, April 14, GNA - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, on Saturday left Accra to Washington DC in the United State of America, to attend meetings with Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) and Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

Making Water and Sanitation a Reality for All Africans

Dirty water and poor sanitation sicken and kill tens of thousands of people each year in Sub-Saharan Africa, and imposes a heavy economic cost on countries equal to 1.4 percent of GDP in some countries. No one should accept this situation as destiny. We can change it.

Poor Sanitation Costs Ghana GHC420 Million Each Year

ACCRA, April 17, 2012 Ghana s economy loses 420 million Ghanaian cedis each year (US$290 million, 1.6 percent of GDP) each year due to poor sanitation, according to a report today released by the World Bank s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).

Africa’s progress to better water and sanitation ‘slow’ but still hope for Millennium goals, says AfDB

More Africans have access to safe, clean water, but progress has been slow and mixed across the continent, according to a new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Africa’s progress to better water and sanitation ‘slow’ but still hope for Millennium goals, says AfDB

More Africans have access to safe, clean water, but progress has been slow and mixed across the continent, according to a new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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