Past events

Past events

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

The Dead Odaw River - Polluted With Plastics, Garbage & Human Excreta

With the rainy season just about three months away, the Odaw River, which was constructed into a canal as part of measures to end the perennial flooding of parts of Accra, can hardly hold the least shower today.

Zoomlion provides lifejackets to save life in Kpandi District

Kpandai(N/R), March 3, GNA – Zoil Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of  Zoomlion, a leading waste management company, has given 60 live jackets to its Live Guards in the Kpandai District to reduce disasters on the water bodies, which claim lives.

EPA closed down two sachet water factories in Nkwakaw

Nkawkaw, March 3, GNA - The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has closed down two sachet water manufacturing factories at Nkawkaw for not obtaining environmental permits.

Is the glass half full or half empty?

This week the Joint Monitoring Program of the United Nations announced that the MDG for water supply has been reached, most likely already somewhere in 2010. 5 years ahead of the deadline the percentage of the World’s population without access to safe water supplies has been halved. This is no mean feat and would be a cause for celebration. Yet, the report in which this was announced as well as the various comments on it, have been fairly cautious in tone and celebrations of this achievement have been mooted. Does this mean that the predominant view is that the glass is half empty, and not half full? Or, are there big reasons of concern around the filling of the other half of the glass?

Environmental Minister tours Abosso Goldfields

The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Madam Sherry Ayitey, has paid a working visit to Abosso Goldfields Ltd. at Damang in the Western Region. The visit was to give the Minister first hand information on environmental issues at the mine.

Plastic Manufacturers Association calls for mandatory use of boidegradable additives

Accra, Feb. 22, GNA – The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA) has appealed to the Government to urgently consider regulations for the incorporation of biodegradable additives in the production of plastic carrier bags, water pouches and agricultural films.

Resident of Fiapre in Brong Ahafo face acute water shortage

Sunyani (B/A) Feb. 22, GNA – The Brong Ahafo regional office of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has appealed to residents of Fiapre and its environs to exercise restraint while measures are taken to resolve the current acute water shortage in the area.

Top scientist urge end to policy and governance failures to tackle social and environmental crisis

Hohoe, Feb 20, GNA - Top scientists will on Monday urge governments to replace Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of wealth, end damaging subsidies, and transform systems of governance to set humanity on a new path to a better future or risk climate, biodiversity and poverty crises that will spawn greater problems worldwide.

PURC reminds utility providers of special protection for consumers

Ho,  GNA - The Volta Region Office of the Public Utilities Regulation Commission (PURC), has reminded utility service providers to uphold the “Special Protection for Non-Residential Consumers” and “Special Protection for Residential Consumers”.

Minister opens IRC Ghana office

The outgoing Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing,Hon.Alban Babgin has officially launched the IRC Ghana office on 3rd February 2011. The Minister acknowledged the contribution of IRC in the WASH sector of Ghana, especially the area of knowledge management.