Past events

Past events

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

MMDAs Losing out on assessing DDF

Akosombo, May 14, GNA - Many Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) are losing out on assessing the District Development Funding (DDF) from development partners due to their failure to satisfy guidelines on climate change adaptation.

Wenchi hit by eminent water crisis

Water crisis looms in the Brong Ahafo regional town of Wenchi following the disconnection of power to the offices of the Wenchi Water Board.
The disconnection follows the failure of the Board to settle outstanding electricity bills amounting to some two million Ghana Cedis.
The bill is said to have been outstanding for the past five years.

Sanitation facilities for public places

Government is to provide locally manufactured sanitation facilities for use in public schools, market places, public places of convenience and vantage points within the capital.

The Netherlands hands over Water and Sanitaion Programme to Ghana

Accra, May 9, GNA –  Gerard Duijfjes,  The Netherlands Ambassador , has officially handed over the grant and financing arrangement for the Ghana Netherlands Water and Sanitation Programme to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development  for consideration.

Manhyia gets GH¢ 1.2 million drainage facility

Manhyia (B/A), May 1, GNA – The construction of a GH¢ 1.2 million drainage facility at Manhyia in the Goaso Municipality has brought relief to residents.

 The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing awarded the project to Eugo Terrano Limited, a Tema-based construction firm, in November 2011, and it is expected to be completed within six months.

Developing countries and donors agree to tackle the water and sanitation crisis

Ministerial delegations from 40 countries have announced serious commitments to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis. Developing countries have promised that they will provide safe drinking water to 60 million more people and improved sanitation to another 80 million people within two years. The governments of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom announced that they will collaborate to also get water and sanitation to millions of people

Provision of water and sanitation for all is possible -Kuffour

Accra, April 24, GNA - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, has observed that progress made in the past decade showed that access to improved water and sanitation could be achieved globally with more concerted efforts by governments.

Meeting MDG 7: Botswana tops off-track African countries on course


Of the 35 countries completely off-track the sanitation ladder in Africa as far as meeting the MDG target is concerned, it is Botswana that has shown the greatest promise and commitment to reversing its fortunes

Former President Kuffour to attend meetings in Washington

Accra, April 14, GNA - Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, on Saturday left Accra to Washington DC in the United State of America, to attend meetings with Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) and Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

Making Water and Sanitation a Reality for All Africans

Dirty water and poor sanitation sicken and kill tens of thousands of people each year in Sub-Saharan Africa, and imposes a heavy economic cost on countries equal to 1.4 percent of GDP in some countries. No one should accept this situation as destiny. We can change it.