The Hague/ Accra, 21 March 2012: On a day when the UN is highlighting water and food security, the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is calling for policy changes to promote the use of water at home to boost people’s livelihoods. Homestead-level, small-scale production from livestock and vegetable gardens make a difference for millions of poor families. IRC and partner organisations are pressing for the value of water use for food and income at household level to be accorded greater recognition and reflected in byelaws and local policies, as well as in the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes.
Accra, March 21, GNA – Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing on Wednesday said Ghanaians had no option than to raise the profile of water for food security to the highest level.
A lively debate was promised about the Community Managed Project (CMP) approach from Ethiopia at the Finnish Pavilion. This was one of a series of lunchtime events that had to compete for an audience with the rather good French lunches in another hall of the conference centre. But CMP proved a crowd puller with a full audience, and a lively debate was what we got. As a flagship project of the Finnish development programme with support provided over more than 10 years, the question was whether CMP is really as good as we are told. Is it really a much improved solution to rural water supply
Water and food security are both vital concerns in Ethiopia, and intrinsically linked. A history of food insecurity and terrible famines is underpinned by low levels of access to water, but that is slowly being addressed.
The Akatsi District in the Volta Region allocated GHS 50,000.00 (approximately USD$ 29,456.82) towards analysing water quality and providing WATSAN training and monitoring in 2012. Allocating money towards these endeavours is part of measures undertaken by the Assembly to ensure the continuous supply of potable water to local residents.
The Chief Executive of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) Mr Clement Bugase, has stated that the Agency is now adopting integrated cost budgeting for its facilities to ensure their sustainability. This is a costing system that takes into consideration the various life cycle cost elements of providing sustainable WASH services
Accra, March 15, GNA – This year World Water Day celebration in Ghana would be climax with a durbar at Asutuare in the Dangbe West District of the Greater Accra Region, and crowned with the hoisting of the United Nations (UN) and Ghana flags.
To ramp up access to safe water by low-income communities demands ‘the creation of new industries, rather than the growth of a few organizations’. A recent report by Hystra, a Parisian consultancy, insists that unprecedented collaboration is needed
Akyem Oda (E/R), March 12, GNA - Ms Ophelia Koomson, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has appealed to the people to rekindle the communal spirit and embark on regular clean-up exercises in their communities.