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Tag Archives: WASH

Sanitation initiative launched in Asutifi North district

Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, says the implementation of government’s coordinated social and economic development policies is a demonstration of its commitment towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to him, the role assigned to President Nana Akufo-Addo as co-chair of the SDGs, puts the country in a peculiar situation to demonstrate leadership, commitment and support ...

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Coalition of NGOs push for better sanitation

The alliance of WASH Advocacy, a coalition of non-governmental organisations and network focused on improved water delivery and sanitation, has petitioned the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to address open defecation and review its approach towards the attainment of the millennium development goals. The alliance commended the government for the recently launched national sanitation campaign, and efforts that seek ...

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Improve water, hygiene in schools – WaterAid

WaterAid Ghana has called for improvement of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in schools in the country. According to the International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the clarion call comes at a time when many schools have no regular access to water, basic private toilets and facilities for washing hands with soap. The Communications and Campaign Officer of WaterAid Ghana, Ms Yvonne ...

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SNV laments increasing malnutrition rate in Northern Region

The Northern Region leads as the region with the most number of children under age 5 with stunted growth. The percentage of stunting in the region is 36%, which is far above the national average of 22%. This was revealed at a media workshop in the Upper West Regional capital Wa, by SNV, a Netherlands Development Organization working to promote ...

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Ghana Water Company subsidizes connection for communities

The Ghana Water Company Limited is subsidizing new water service connections for 26 Low-Income Urban Communities (LIUCs). The gesture is part of a project being implemented under the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP) to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation. Funded by the World Bank, it is aimed at strengthening environmental sanitation management in ...

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‘Most Ghanaians consider open defecation normal’ – Sanitation specialist

Open defecation persists in Ghana despite continuous education about its effect on society because many Ghanaians consider the practice as a “normal” way of life. According to David Duncan, the Chief of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) at the UNICEF office in Ghana, most people in the three regions of the North do not see a toilet as a necessity ...

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GNUPS pulls out of planned NUGS demo

The Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS) has pulled out of the 3-day demonstration which was supposed to have begun on Tuesday, July 29, organised by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS). According to the Coordinating Secretary of GNUPS, Kwame Amponsah Manu, the decision to pull out of the demonstration was taken because the concerns raised by the ...

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Student groups postpone planned 3-day protest

A 3-day national protest by the Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS) and the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) which was scheduled to begin from Wednesday has been re-scheduled for July 29. The postponement is as a result of a restraining order obtained by the police from an Accra Circuit Court. The Police Service cited security implications and ...

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NUGS welcome gov’t’s decision to drop utility bills

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has welcomed the government’s decision to reverse a directive to pass on the full cost of utility bills in public universities and tertiary institutions to students. Speaking to Citi News, the National President of NUGS, Samuel Darkwa Bimfo said “it is a welcoming development that the government, through the Ministry of Education has ...

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