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Government to decommission landfill sites in 2020

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources is to decommission landfill sites across the country, beginning next year. The sector Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who made this known at the eighth National Development Forum in Accra  on Thursday, said some of the major landfills in Accra and Kumasi would be decommissioned in 2020 to allow […]

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Ghana provides safe toilets for 26,000 households and institutions in quest to end open defecation

   ACCRA, Nov. 19 (Xinhua)–The quest by the government of Ghana to end the practice of open defecation and its related health hazards has been yielding some results with the provision of safe toilet facilities for households and institutions in the capital, deputy minister for sanitation and water resources, Patrick Boamah said here on Tuesday. […]

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private sector to promote plastic waste recycling in Ghanaian schools

A number of private sector organizations  have teamed up to launch an initiative to promote  plastic waste recycling   in Ghanaian schools. The  initiative  dubbed ‘Waste for Education’ (W4E), was  launched in Accra on Tuesday, November 5, 2019  by the Pentecost Social Services (PENTSOS), Zoomlion Foundation and Voltic Ghana Limited. The W4E project, aimed at accelerating […]

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WASH practitioners unhappy with fragmented Data 

Ho, Nov. 7, GNA – The about 150 participants who gathered for this years annual Water and Sanitation and Hygiene ( WASH ) conference have bemoaned the existence of standardized data regarding the sector. Standard and reliable data is no doubt sources of real time information for planning and development purposes hence the lack of […]

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30th edition Mole confab to strengthen civil society’s role in WASH services – CONIWAS

The Vice-Chairman of the Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the Water and Sanitation Sector (CONIWAS), Mr. Yaw Atta Arhin has hinted that the 30th edition of Mole Conference series schedule to take place in Ho in the Volta Region will give sector players an edge to strengthen civil society’s role in stimulating development and implementation […]

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Ghana gov’t resumes process to set up Sanitation Authority and Fund to meet growing sector challenges

HO,Nov. 6 (GWJN)–The government of Ghana has finally agreed to set up a national sanitation authority and sanitation fund to meet the growing challenges of sanitation in the country, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has said. This came after persistent calls by civil society and other stakeholders for the establishment of an authority with a sector […]