Past events

Past events

Find articles, programmes, presentations and other issues from past events in the water and sanitation sector in Ghana.

Communal hand washing is not hand washing at all -Peter Serenye

Proper hand washing with soap is said to be the one done under running water. In most public school in Ghana however, the communal form of hand washing has been practiced over the years. According to Mr Peter Serenye, the national coordinator of the Ghana WATSAN journalist network, communal hand washing is not hand washing at all. He made the statement in his presentation at the launch of a documentary made the network as part of activities to mark the global hand washing day which falls on October 15th.

KMA to review its sanitation bye-law

Kumasi, GNA - The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is to review its health and sanitation bye-laws to give adequate protection to the environment.

Solid waste disposal still a problem in Upper East

Bolgatanga (UE), GNA - Mr. Cletus Asamani, Acting Regional Environmental Health Officer, on Monday said solid waste generated in the urban areas in the Upper East Region was still a problem.

Netherlands Government to restore birim river

Kyebi (E/R), GNA – Government of Netherlands is poised to sustain and restore the deteriorating ecological health of the Birim River Basin.

Young professional from CONIWAS and three others start training at IRC

Wednesday 28th Sept, 2011

A young professional from CONIWAS, Ghana and three others from Bangladesh, Guatemala and Uganda arrived at IRC on Monday 26 September for a one month training programme. This is intended to prepare them for a nine month on- the- job training and field experience in another country and organization.

Ghana inaugurates radioactive waste storage facility

Accra, Sept. 13, GNA - Ghana on Monday positioned itself at the frontiers of science and technology in Africa, by taking the lead to expand and refurbish a radioactive waste storage facility to secure the highly toxic material.

The facility, situated on the precinct of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), was upgraded at the cost of $300,000, made available by the US through its Department of Energy. It would be used as a central storeroom to manage all waste emanating from the utilisation of nuclear technology in Ghana and the Sub-region.

Ghana Water Forum takes place in Accra

The Third Ghana Water Forum took place in Accra from 5th – 7th September 2011 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The forum was organised by the Water Directorate of the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRWH) under the theme: “Water and Sanitation Services Delivery in a Rapidly Changing Urban Environment

Acute water shortage hits Sekondi-Takoradi

Residents of Sekondi Takoradi have been battling an acute water shortage for nearly a week. The shortage has badly affected homes, several educational institutions and businesses.

Consumers are unhappy with the Ghana Water Company for not alerting them before closing the taps.

PURC announces increases in electricity, water tariffs

Accra, Aug. 29, GNA- The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Monday announced increases in electricity and water tariffs with effect from September 1, this year.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sustainability Charter Making WASH Investments Last… Over 20 Leading WASH Organizations Unite to Launch Sustainability Movement.

Washington, D.C. - Today, more than 20 leading international water and development organizations signed and launched the WASH Sustainability Charter. This Charter is a collaboratively-developed mission and set of guiding principles to advance lasting solutions in water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH).  The Charter is available to read and endorse at