Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Weija Dam spillage floods communities
  Some buildings submerged in the water at Oblogo. Picture: Caroline Boateng  Residents of Oblogo and Tetegu, communities along the Weija Dam, are virtually surrounded by water but they continue to live normally, three months after the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) started spilling excess water from the dam.... Read more
Some farming communities have turned down seeds meant to be supplied to them for government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme because according to them, they do not suit local conditions. The farmers are thus using their own means to get hold of seeds to plant, a development which... Read more
 43% of rural Communities in Eastern region depend on polluted water -CWSA
43% of rural communities in Eastern region lack access to potable drinking water hence depend on polluted water bodies for consumption which is inimical to the health of the affected population . According to the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) , Eastern region has the lowest rural potable... Read more
Plan Int. Ghana provides two  rural communities potable water
Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities. The beneficial communities are; Mintakrom and Amahi-Nkwanta both is Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region . Commissioning the Mechanised borehole Projects Friday, the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan... Read more
Sweden base organization to build capacity of communities to protect Water Bodies in Ghana
  Six communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana are to benefit from a capacity building  geared towards protection of Water bodies through a program dubbed  ’Ghana Drink Safety Water Project (GDSWAP),expected to be rolled out by Kingdom 1st Group, a Sweden base organization. A Senior Consultant to Kingdom... Read more
Rural communities in Ghana to get electricity from Palm Kernel shells
    Many rural Communities in Ghana are expected to benefit from electricity generated from Palm Kernel shells. The Project is facilitated by Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) and partnered by the  Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA). The pilot  Project at Pappase , an off-grid... Read more
Natural Resource Management fund for over 52 Communities
Over 52 selected local communities in the Brong-Ahafo and Western Regions are to benefit from a $5.5 million Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities project (G-DGM). The fund is to strengthen their knowledge and practices towards reducing deforestation and improving the sustainable management of their activities. A statement... Read more
Provide monumental projects for mining communities – Prof. Amankwah
  Mining companies have been asked to leave legacies of monumental world class projects in communities they operate in instead of providing them minor projects such as boreholes. Professor Richard Amankwah, the Dean of Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, said corporate social responsibility... Read more
WaterAid to improve water systems for institutions, communities
  Water systems of nine schools, two health centres and 10 communities in five districts of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions are to be rehabilitated and enhanced into solar mechanized systems to better serve the people. Institutional latrines will also be built for the schools in... Read more
Volta Region to declare 244 communities ODF in 2017
    The Volta Region has targeted 244 communities to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of December this year. The communities are in Biakoye, Kpando, North Dayi, Kadjebi, Keta and Ho-West districts. Mr Joshua Ofosuhene, UNICEF WASH Consultant, told a Regional Inter-Agencies Coordinating Committee on... Read more