Stakeholders in the Water and Sanitation sectors on Friday expressed support for the proposed 20 percent tax on packaged water
At a workshop to discuss government’s budgetary allocation for the sector, participants agreed that there was the need for more funding in the sector to enable them provide efficient water and sanitation services to all people. Mr Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, General Manager, Communications at Aqua Vitens Rand Limited, Operators of Ghana Water Company Limited, suggested that the tax should not only be on bottled water but also on sachet water since the latter was produced more and caused more environmental problems.
Stakeholders within the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector on Friday agreed that government needs to increase annual budget for the sector since it is the pivot of all development programmes.
Mr Rudolf Amenga-Etego, Executive Director of GrassRoots Africa, a non governmental organization that advocates for improved water and sanitation services especially in rural areas, suggested that 1.5 percent of government’s annual budget should be dedicated to improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services Speaking at a day’s workshop to discuss Government’s budgetary allocation for Water and Sanitation issues, he said about 1.4 billion people will require improved sanitation services in Africa to facilitate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal on water and sanitation.
Flag bearer on Environmental Sanitation (FOES) was a special seminar series organised by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for presidential candidates of the political parties contesting the December 7 general election.
CONIWAS met the press at the International Press Centre in Accra on Wednesday, 6th August, 2008 to share with them the opinion of the wider stakeholder group at this year’s Mole XIX conference. Mole Conference is an annual event organized by CONIWAS for stakeholders in the Water and Sanitation Sector to deliberate on issues of concern, share knowledge and look at the way forward. This year’s event took place in Koforidua from the 8th - 12th of July 2008. The theme for this year’s conference was: “Reaching the MDGs for Sanitation: Options to Expand and Accelerate Coverage”.
The reconstitution of the Resource Centre Network (RCN), an initiative to promote and strengthen information and knowledge management services within the water and sanitation sector in Ghana, was announced at this year’s Mole XIX conference.
The 14th conference of training network for water and waste management (ITN African) will take place Hotel Palm Beach, Ouagadougou, 19th- 22nd November, 2007. The theme for this year's conference: Achieving the WASH Millennium Development Goals in Africa through Decentralisation.
The seventeenth Mole Conference this year has again been successful. The theme of this year’s conference was on the “Challenges to Delivery of Water and Sanitation Services for the Poor”. In order to achieve the theme of the conference, participants and stakeholders agreed on: Prioritisation of sanitation at all levels; promoting better targeting of the ‘poor’; exploring innovative sector funding options; involving citizens for greater accountability; national reorientation on 5% capital contribution; accelerating guinea-worm eradication; ensuring efficient utilisation of water boards funds; and facilitating increase in government funding to sector…………….
The Community Water and Sanitation Agency held its 2005 Annual Review Conference from Monday, 3rd to Friday 7th April 2006 at the Busua Beach Resort in the Western Region. This year’s annual conference was under the theme, “Adopting a Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) as a means to Accelerate Water and Sanitation Delivery for Improved Health and Productivity”.