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“STOP DUMPING REFUSE INTO THE SEA” … Urged TMA Waste Management Boss at Zoomlion Sanitation Durbar

15 Feb
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ROAD ACCIDENTS TO REDUCE DRASTICALLY …As Road Safety Management Services Gears up to Begin Operations.

15 Feb

“STOP DUMPING REFUSE INTO THE SEA” … Urged TMA Waste Management Boss at Zoomlion Sanitation Durbar

15 Feb

GHANA URBAN WATER PRESS RELEASE

26 Jan

The Management of the Ghana Urban Water Limited, the Subsidiary Company managing the operations of the Ghana Water Company Limited, wishes to inform the General Public that the dry Harmattan season is here again and Customers are advised to conserve and use water wisely to minimise the impact of the usual shortfall in supply during the period.

In 2011, the impact of the dry season was not seriously felt due to prudent Management and consequent improvement in the system, and Management expects  a better situation this year, but it depends on how well all stakeholders manage the Situation.

Management of Ghana Urban Water Limited will therefore appreciate it if customers will manage water effectively to enable all consumers have enough.

All Customers are therefore advised to observe the following Water Conservation

Measures;

. Cease indiscriminate watering of Lawns with treated water,

  •  Moderate the use of treated water for car washing through the use of bucket instead of hosing,
  •  Repair all leakages in the homes.
  • Use ball valves in reservoirs to prevent overflow
  • Practice water storage
  • Report all burst pipes and leakages immediately to the nearest Ghana Urban Water Limited / Ghana Water Company Limited district offices, customer service centres, fault offices and Call centre.
  • 7.  Report all persons involved in illegal connection, by–passes and any malpractices against Ghana Urban Water Limited and Ghana Water Company Limited.

Management will want to bring to the attention of Customers that, the Customer Call Centre is still in operation and Customers are encouraged to call the following numbers,

Management of GUWL and GWCL will appreciate feedback from Customers in the Various Communities as they experience Improvements in the system.  The Ghana Urban Water Limited is committed to the provision of potable water to the people of Ghana and we will work hard to realise that vision.

The Management of Ghana Urban Water Limited and Ghana Water Company Limited wishes all Ghanaians a prosperous new year and it’s envisaged that, the payment of Water Bills shall be a priority in the budget for every customer.

Help Ghana Urban Water Limited and Ghana Water Company Limited, to serve you better.For further details, please contact;

Stanley Martey – 0244 336 180.

 

RCN Ghana, MWRWH Brainstorm on Sense- Maker Approach to Water Services Delivery

26 Jan

The Resource Centre Network Ghana (RCNG), in collaboration with Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, (MWRWH), has held a Learning and Sharing Meeting on another approach to effective water services delivery in Ghana, in Accra.

The objective of the meeting was to share the diversity of perspectives of various stakeholders on water service delivery using the Sense Maker approach and getting stakeholder feedback on the results of Sense Maker analysis of stories of change.

The meeting which engaged stakeholders in water service delivery was with the Theme: Beyond the statistics about water service delivery to people’s live experiences-Sense Maker Approach.

RCN Ghana, is a network of institutional partners seeking to promote Knowledge Management in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector in Ghana. The vision is a dynamic knowledge-driven WASH sector providing improved and sustainable pro-poor services.  

Prosper Dzansi, (Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Expert on the Triple-S Project) (CWSA) and Esinu Abbey (IT Coordinator, CWSA) led the discussion at the meeting where there was a joint multi-stakeholder sector professional.

The Triple-S Ghana project is under the leadership of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA).

The meeting saw elaborate discussions on the way forward as to the appropriate implementation of the new Sense-Maker approach to complement existing approach to effective water services delivery in the country.

NESCON 2011 Held in Kumasi

20 Dec

A 3-day (6th – 9th December 2011) 2nd National Environmental Sanitation Conference (NESCON 2011), has been held in Kumasi, Ashanti Region on the theme, enhancing public-private-partnerships for effective environmental sanitation services – the role of stakeholders.

HE John Mahama, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, officially opened the conference under the chairmanship of his Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene.

In his keynote address, Vice President Mahama represented by the Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Minister for Local Government Rural Development (MLGRD) re-iterated the need for the urgent legislation of the polluter pays principle to enhance sustainable financing of services through the contribution of all categories of waste generators.

The Country Action Plan (CAP) “Go Sanitation Go” based Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Accelerated Framework (MAF) was then launched by Hon. Ofosu-Ampofo and the Resident Coordinator of the UNDP, Ghana Office.

On his part as the chair, the Asantehene, OseiTutu II, represented by Nana Darko Montwi II, recognised the presence of sector professionals and practitioners and urged participants to focus on finding solutions to the scores of environmental challenges rather than identifying new issues.

In his welcome address the Ashanti Regional Minister emphasised the commitment of government to environmental sanitation issues and called on participants to explore Kumasi; and also consider making the city the home of NESCON.

Naa Demedeme, the Acting Director of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate, MLGRD   gave an overview of the state of sanitation in Ghana. There were solidarity massages from Development Partners, CONIWAS, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, and other stakeholders.

Hon. Ofosu-Ampofo joined by Nana Darko Montwi II then officially opened the NESCON 2011 exhibition. The exhibition had CHF International, Valley View University, the CLTS team and WASH-Resource Centre Network among others showcasing a range of information products, technology, and approaches.

The closing of the conference was dominated by the involvement of children, Zoom Kids quiz competition. This was another side event of the conference, which was viewed by many as value addition to the NESCON series.  A quiz competition was held among selected schools and aired live on selected radio stations across the country.  The winners were recognised and presented with awards at the closing ceremony.

Presenting the draft communiqué at the closing ceremony, Naa Damedeme stated that a special focus was given to the poor state of treatment and disposal of wastewater, septage and faecal sludges. He observed that a discussion on decentralized treatment of excreta disposal and recovery systems especially the application of anaerobic digestion treatment systems (ADTS) received favorable endorsement from participants.

According Naa Demedeme, the theme of the conference “reflects the current vision of Government as expressed in the current national medium-term development policy framework, Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA, 2010 -13) and its strategic directions for environmental sanitation services”.

The 3-day conference registered about 250 participants including Ministers and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), private operators, NGOs, development partners, academics, legal experts, entrepreneurs and bankers among others.

The conference was organised by the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (EHSD-MLGRD), in partnership with Development Partners, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), Private Operators and sector collaborators.

NESCON 2011 once again offered frontline sector actors and partners a platform for sharing experiences and lessons that can be replicated to accelerate adoption of best practices country-wide.

Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum Ends in Accra

20 Dec

The Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum (GMEF) has been held in Accra.

The event mobilised professionals from national and international NGOs, development partners, government, parliament and the private sector for a morning of presentations and discussions.

The GMEF, which was sponsorship from STAR-Ghana and the World Bank discussed “Gender and Inclusion in M&E”.

However, Mrs Francesca Pobee-Hayford (Gender Advisor, CIDA-PSU) Position and Organization, who did the first presentation, touched on the topic “Integrating gender and inclusion issues in M&E of national policy and decision-making for enhanced national development.

Mr. Forster Boateng Project Manager, GRSCDP, Dept. of Women, MOWAC, Position and Organization also treated participants on the subject “Overview of the Gender Responsive Skills and Community Development Project: (GRSCDP): integrating Gender and M&E at the district-level.

GMEF Steering Committee after a successful event continued with the 1st GMEF Annual General Meeting where new members were added.