January 3, 2011 In Accra, Ghana s bustling capital city of close to two million people, urban growing pains are evident: traffic-clogged roads, sprawling neighborhoods, and water taps that sometimes run dry. While 90% of the capital city s residents have access to safe water, only about one-third have drinking water piped into their homes and even among that group, many get only an irregular supply.
The first National Environmental Sanitation Conference (NESCON) took place in Kumasi from December 8 – 10, 2010 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. The Theme for the conference was “building partnerships for scaling up improved environmental sanitation services’.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly AMA says it will not be distracted in its strife to provide quality service to residents of Accra despite a World Bank-sponsored survey which made damning findings about the assembly.
The Vice President Mr. John Dramani Mahama launched the two long awaited policies, the revised Environmental sanitation Policy and the decentralized policy. Hand in hand with the respective National strategic Action plans. This event was held at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), Accra n Tuesday, November 30..
Community Water Sanitation Agency is mandated to facilitate delivery rural water and water- related sanitation services to the rural communities and small towns. Through resource mobilization, capacity building, standards setting and quality assurance with active participation of all stakeholder.
The 3rdAfrican Water Week took place from November, 22 to 26, 2010 at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa. The theme for this year's conference was "Implementing the African Water Vision and Meeting the MDG Targets: Challenges and Opportunities in Water and Sanitation".
The highlights on the revised Environmental Sanitation policy (ESP) and the strategic Action Plans shall be discussed at the National Learning Alliance Platform. The discussions will be lead by the Ministry of Water Resource, Works and Housing and the Community Water and Sanitation Agency.
The 11th National Learning Alliance Platform (NLAP) hosted the Triple-S project at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra on November 11, 2010. The project shared the initial findings on sustainability of rural water services; what works and what needs to done to achieve the minimum level of sustainability of water system. Six sustainability indicators were proposed for discussion/validation by the national learning forum.