Monday, February 25, 2013

Ghana: Saving lives through diarrhoea reductions

Kweku Quansah, Programme Officer - Local Government Ministry
By Patrick Baidoo

Government, UNICEF promote household water treatment

The act of boiling fresh and stored water as a means of purification before consumption used to be a daily ritual in many households and communities across Ghana but this practice in households seem to have dwindled for unknown reasons.

Ghana: Government failing water, sanitation sector – Water Aid report

Dr. Afia Zakiya (R), Water Aid - Country Rep launches the report
By Patrick Baidoo

The Government of Ghana is failing to keep its promises on funding for water and sanitation. This development is adversely affecting quality service delivery in the sector, a report launched by the International Development Charity Organization, Water Aid has revealed.

Ghana: Tamale hosts first regional water, sanitation learning forum

Participants of the first Regional Learning Platform
Story and Pictures by Resource Center Network

Stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in the Northern Region have met to establish a quarterly multi-stakeholder learning and sharing platform, the Regional Level Learning Alliance Platform (RLLAP), in Tamale.

Ghana: Ghanaians express views on the world they want

By Cynthia Prah, United Nations Information Centre

Key Priorities: Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Employment and Nutrition

The United Nations and partners are currently facilitating consultations with communities and development stakeholders in Ghana on what issues should be included in the next global development framework after the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Go after the rapists, not their victims

The Author, Zainab Hawa Bangura
On 10 January 2013, Somali police detained a journalist after he interviewed a woman who reported she was raped by members of the Somali security forces some months earlier. The alleged rape victim was also detained.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

China: After China's multibillion-dollar cleanup, water still unfit to drink

China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing's push for rapid economic growth.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ghana: National Security investigates use of expired chemicals to treat water

Evidence is emerging that the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) might have purified water running through consumers' taps with expired chemicals.

Ghana: We never used expired chemical – GWCL fights back

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has stated emphatically that it never used expired chemical to treat water for public consumption as widely reported in the media.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Ghana: Statement: Save our wetlands and Save our lives

Saturday February 2 is marked as World Wetlands Day by many nations around the world.

The United Nations has also declared 2013 to be the International Year of Water Co-operation and the theme for World Wetlands Day 2013 is Wetlands and water management.