Following years of discourse among sector stakeholders towards a better coordinated and more effective WASH sector in line with the Paris Declaration, the WASH sector in Ghana embarked on a series of eight (8) Action Oriented workshops to move from a highly projectized sector and adopt a Sector Wide Approach (SWAP). So far, six (6) of these workshops have been held already, with only two (2) outstanding. The first workshop in the series, dubbed “SWAp Road Map Introductory workshop” was organised on the 2-3 February 2010 to solicit the buy-in of all sector stakeholders and to introduce the concept of a Code of Conduct for the SWAp, among others.
Accra, the administrative and economic capital of Ghana, just like cities all over the world, is facing ever increasing difficulties in efficiently managing water resources and providing water and sanitation services to its citizens. Meeting these challenges and adopting a more integrated approach to urban water management requires a firm understanding of the current situation
The African San 3 is the African ministers commitment to raise the profile of sanitation on the continent.
In preparation Ghana, with the leadership of the environmental sanitation health Directorate pulled stakeholders to validate the countries progress towards the e-Thewine commitments. This workshop brought together different stakeholders from NGOs, CONIWAS , governments, knowledge institutes and universities. To discuss the top three priorities for Ghana to report on, constitute a delegation that will be representing Ghana at the AfricaSAN 3 in Rwanda.
The Essential Services Programs Coordinator at ISODEC, Leonard Shang-Quartey has called for the establishment of public water authority to help address challenges of water supply in the country.
Speaking on Multi TV’s current affairs program, PM EXPRESS, Mr. Shang-Quartey said the establishment of the Ghana Urban Water Company Limited is not the ultimate solution to the problem of water supply in the country.
Triple-S Ghana has selected three regions as centres to pilot the service delivery approach (SDA) at district level. Each centre will be involved in the application of an action research approach where the steps for implementation of SDA for effective sustainable water service delivery will be documented for replication in other parts of the country.
There are 275 boreholes fitted with hand pumps and four piped water systems serving 143 communities in the Nadowli District. This gives the district rural water coverage of 80.04 per cent as at the end of 2010, higher than the 76 per cent Millennium Development Goals' target.
Members of the Assin South District Assembly were given a day's orientation workshop on Wednesday on how to strategise and access facilities being provided under the 93Sustainable Rural Water And Sanitation Project (SRWSP)." The SRWSP is being carried out in seven regions in the country with financial support from the International Development Agency of the World Bank. 13 districts in the Central Region would be provided with some 200 boreholes, eight small towns water supply systems and eight mechanised water supply systems, and Institutional KVIPs within the next six years.
The contested public-private contract with the water supply company, Aqua Vitens Rand Limited in Ghana, has not been extended. The company, which took over the operation of Ghana’s urban water supply in 2006, was supposed to improve the accountability of water delivery over the last five years.