The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology will the Launch of Environmental Sanitation Policy and 2010 Sanitation Week on Tuesday 30th Novermber, 2010. At the Institute of local Government studies auditorium. The policy will be launched by H.E The Vice president. John Dramani Mahama
Honourable Alban Bagbin, the Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing (MWRWH) formally launched the RCN Steering Committee in Accra at the Golden Tulip Hotel on 25th June, 2010. Performing the launch on behalf of the Minister, Mr. Minta Aboagye the Director of Water, MWRWH said that the Minister would have loved to be around himself. Adding that, “The Ministry is geared up for supporting initiatives in the sector.
There is indication that the Sustainable Services at Scale (or Triple-S) project will continue to have the full support of stakeholders in the WASH sector following overwhelming acknowledgement by participants at the sector learning session of 21st Mole Conference (Mole XXI) that the sustainability of facilities and services is paramount.
The Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr. Hanna Louisa Bisiw opened the Mole XXI Conference with a call on participants to make tangible recommendations to inform government on its policies on climate change in Ghana.
Leading screen actress Jackie Appiah, and dancehall artiste IWAN, have joined international football superstars Didier Drogba, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Stephen Appiah and many others across the globe to endorse WASH United.
A knowledge resource centre to support learning and coordination of activities in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Ghana recently inaugurated its new office in Accra. WASH House is host to eight sector non-governmental organizations (NGOs), projects and initiatives working in the WASH sector.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services are important for families, individuals, children and the nation as a whole. “There is ample evidence to suggest that if the three components are put in place it maximize the potential health impact and benefits...” Mrs. Theodora Adomako-Adjei, the Extension Coordinator for Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) made this observation at a workshop on The Way Forward for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Schools, organised by the Church of Christ Rural Water Development Programme (COCRWDP) in Ashaiman.
It seems that the Ugandan experience of the Sector Wide Approach to Planning (SWAp) in the Water and Sanitation sub-sector proved to be both an eye opener and a scare for WASH sector stakeholders from countries that are now making the effort to follow in Uganda’s footsteps.