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7 Feb 2021 ACCRA
Mr Ben Ampomah, Executive Secretary of the Water Resources Commission (WRC) has tasked countries within the Volta Basin to scale up disaster risk reduction systems to mitigate the perennial flooding and drought in the area. He said even though a lot had been achieved through the implementation of some early warning and disaster prevention initiatives, more needed to be done by member countries, especially in terms of up scaling existing disaster risk reduction systems to curb the trend.
29 Sep 2020 Accra, Ghana
New funding of $125 Million USD has been approved by the World Bank for improved water supply and sanitation services (WASH) in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana.The financing will provide water, sanitation and hygiene facilities to schools and healthcare facilities in both municipalities. In addition, management of environmental sanitation services will be addressed...
8 Sep 2020 OXFORD, United Kingdom
A report published this month by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and charity Oxfam investigates how water supplies can be managed in long-term humanitarian crises."Water Supply in Protracted Humanitarian Crises" finds that long-lasting crises can have an eroding effect on infrastructure and the institutions responsible for service delivery, including humanitarian agencies and host governments...
2 Sep 2020 ACCRA
The Government of Ghana has today announced the signing of its first ever Green Loan to the value of €35m to support the Government of Ghana to deliver water projects to rural and peri-urban communities across the Republic. Using proven UK-designed technology and systems, the project which is to be delivered by UK based, Aqua Africa Limited will deliver clean drinking water to rural communities and small towns, and will alleviate up to 225,000 people from daily water poverty, delivering on the Government of Ghana’s policy of ‘Water for All’...
5 Aug 2020 ACCRA
Parliament has approved two separate loan facilities to the tune of about one hundred and two million Euro (€101,761,002.1) for the design and the construction of Nima drain from Kaokudi to the Odaw River Basin. The project covers works to be undertaken on the already existing Nima drain in Accra Metropolitan Area.
30 Jun 2020 ACCRA, Ghana
Ghana has confirmed accession to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), becoming the third African country and 44th Party to join the Convention, managed by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Ghana also has become a Party to the Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (Watercourses Convention)...
11 May 2020 Ative
Residents of Ative, a farming community in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta region are bemoaning the lack of potable water in the area as they continue to share the only available source of water with free grazing cattle. According to residents, the situation puts their health at stake since they use same water for cooking and drinking.
7 Apr 2020 ACCRA
Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has advised Ghanaians not to embark on 'free water challenge' after President Akufo-Addo announced that government will absorb water bill for April, May and June. "The Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period...
7 Apr 2020 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
A 60-day submission period, commencing 6 April, for the new Water ChangeMaker Awards, opened this week. The new awards, targeted to those who have shaped water decisions that have helped to build climate resilience, is an initiative of about 20 partner organisations, convened by the Global Water Partnership (GWP)...
26 Mar 2020 ACCRA, Ghana
Pan-Africa Survey Reveals Dissatisfaction With Governments' Provision Of Clean Water, Sanitation Services
More than half of respondents to an extensive survey in 34 African countries say that their respective governments have failed in the provision of clean water and sanitation services. In 20 countries, a majority of respondents said that their government is doing a poor job of providing water and sanitation services...
24 Mar 2020 ACCRA
Pictures of a huge crowd made up of residents of Teshie in the Greater Accra Region fighting one another in a bid to get access to good drinking water has hit social media. This comes after water shortage hit The Teshie-Nungua areas following the closure of the Desalination Water Project since 2018. The Teshie Desalination plant is also noted for some controversial contracts between the Ghana Water Company Limited and Befesa Desalination Development Ghana.
12 Feb 2020 ACCRA
The activities of illegal small-scale miners (galamseyers) in the town of Beposo in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region have resulted in the death of 25 pigs belonging to one Joseph Owusu. Through their illegal mining activities, Mr Owusu explained, the galamseyers have polluted a nearby water source, River Banku, which serves domestic and commercial purposes, with poisonous chemicals...