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Gov’t to develop -3year strategic plan for water, sanitation – Adda

Joseph Kofi Adda, Sanitation and Water Resources Minister.

Joseph Kofi Adda, Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, has disclosed that Government will in the coming days develop a three-year strategic plan for the water and sanitation sector. This, he assured, would help Ghana effectively manage waste, and also go a long way to improve the water situation. The issue of collection, management, and disposal of solid waste, continues to ...

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Thirst in the City: Sharing water with cattle [Report]


Did you know that 663 million people live without safe water supply close to their homes, making them spend countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water? Figures released by the United Nations suggest 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at ...

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Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana – Water Company


The imminent threat of Ghana’s water resources running dry in a few years gets scarier by the day. Water treatment plants are being shut down one after the other almost every time, due to pollution, largely by the activities of illegal gold miners. The Head of Communications at the Ghana Water Company, Steve Mantey on the Citi Breakfast Show on ...

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Western Region loses 5.3m gallons of water daily to galamsey – Water Company

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Figures from the Ghana Water Company Limited, has revealed that the Western Region is losing a total of 5.3 millions gallons of water daily due to the increased activities of illegal miners in the Pra River. This means over half of the company’s customer base of 31,327 are denied portable drinking water on daily basis. The two major water treatment ...

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Ghana may soon import water over galamsey – EPA

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Ghana may soon import drinking water from neighbouring countries if illegal mining also known ‘galamsey’ is not checked. According to the Director for Natural Resources at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  Carl Fiati, if government does not curb illegal mining, Ghana may soon lose all of its water bodies. “We anticipated this problem long time ago that it’s going to ...

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U/E Regional Hospital water shortage resolved – Management

Upper East Regional Hospital

Patients at the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga, can now heave a sigh of a relief after a few days of water shortage at the hospital. The hospital experienced a 4-day water shortage from 13th January to 16th of January 2017, leaving patients to their fate in search for water for health care delivery. Speaking to Citi News, the Head of ...

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We’ve enough water for Adentan but…  – GWCL


The Ghana Water Company Limited (GCWL) has said it has enough treated water for residents of the Adentan municipality and surrounding areas. This follows complaints by some residents in the municipality about difficulties in accessing potable water. But speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday, Head of Corporate Communications at the Ghana Water Company, Stanley Martey said those making ...

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