Three More Ministries Receive Litter Bins from Ministry of Sanitation

Three Ministries today have been presented with litter bins by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources.
The Ministries which received the donations were Education, Health and Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

The Bins were presented to the Ministries by Hon. Patrick Boamah(MP), Deputy Minister on behalf of the sector Minister Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah.

The donation is to support the Ministries in their clean up and general Sanitation exercises.
Previous beneficiary Ministries include Defence and Interior.

Other Institutions were Ghana Armed Forces, the Judicial Services as well as Educational Institutions and the Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies across the Country.

Presentation of PPEs to the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources today received various set of Personal Protective Equipments from World Vision Ghana and UNICEF.

The items donated to the Government through the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources was aimed at supporting the efforts of Government in the fight against the COVID 19 disease in the Country.

The Director of Finance at the World Vision Office in Accra Madam Mercy Nuleyan presented the items on behalf of World Vision at the cost of 155,600 CEDI’s, whiles Madam. Anne Claire Dufay, the Country Representative of UNICEF made the presentation on behalf of her Agency,totalling 600,000 Cedis worth of items.

The sector Minister Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah received the items on behalf of Government.

She commended the two Agencies for the kind gesture in supporting the government.

She said the donation of the items was a further demonstration of the cordial relationship between the Government and the two Agencies towards a common goal.

She stated that the government will not relent in its fight to ensure every part of the Country is provided with Sanitation facilities.

Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah indicated that since 2017, the Country has not recorded any case of cholera and this she attributed to the provision of Sanitation facilities .

She mentioned in particular the provision of 30,000 Household toilets in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area ,targeting the poor and the vulnerable.

The sector Minister hoped there would be more cooperation between the government and the two Agencies.

Present at the program were the two Deputy Ministers Hon.Patrick Boamah(MP) and Hon. Michael Gyato(MP) as well as the Chief Director Mr.Noah Tumfo and other Senior Staff of the Ministry.
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Ministerial Working Visit to Ashiaman and Bankuman by Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources

The sector Minister for sanitation and water resources Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah has paid an official working visit to Ashiaman and Bankuman in the Tema Municipality

The working visit was to enable the sector Minister inspect ongoing drainage and sewerage projects in these two Municipalities .


Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah inspects GAMA projects at Bankuman and Ashiaman

The projects are being constructed by the GAMA Sanitation and Water Project.

The Ashiaman Sewerage Network project involves the construction of a new simplified sewerage network for the Ashiaman New town Community and the rehabilitation of existing sewerage network in Team Development Corporation Quarters.

Approximately, 4,800 house holds covering over 24,000 people will benefit from the project.

The Bankuman Simplified Sewerage Project involves the laying of new collector sewer lines, rehabilitation of existing trunk sewer lines and the construction of new sewerage treatment plant to connect people in the Bankuman Community.

Approximately 800 household covering over 6,000 people will benefit from the project when completed.

The sector Minister Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah was conducted round the project sites by the Project Consultants and the GAMA Project Coordinator Ing. George Asiedu.

The sector Minister commended the consultants and the workers for the progress of work so far and hoped they would be completed as scheduled.

She was hopeful that the projects when completed would bring great relief to the beneficiary communities and put an end to the sanitation challenges experienced in the affected areas.

The Consultants on their part thanked the Sector Minister for the visit and promised to complete the work by the scheduled date.

The Minister was accompanied by a host of media personnel.

The official entourage of the Minister included the Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr. Noah Tumfo, the GAMA Project Coordinator Ing. George Asiedu and officers from both the Ministry and the GAMA project.

The Government has extended the Free Water intervention policy program to December 31,2020.

The Press Release to this effect signed by the sector Minister Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah  and issued  on Thursday stated that the extension of the policy was intended to enable Ghanaians have  access to regular supply of water to continue with the observance of the COVID 19 safety protocols, especially with regards to the washing of hands under running water which is one of the key intervention measures towards the fight against the pandemic.

The statement asked all  Landlords  and tanker service providers to refrain from billing tenants and selling water to consumers since Government is paying for the water.

The statement also requested all consumers to use water judiciously during the period.

Sanitation and Water Resources Minister receives delegation from Coalition of Unemployed Graduates of Schools of Hygiene

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah on Friday , September 18, 2020 granted audience to a four member delegation of Coalition of Unemployed Graduates of the Schools of Hygiene who have now been employed by government.

The delegation was at the office of the sector Minister to expressed their gratitude to the sector Minister for her personal intervention and involvement which has enabled them to secure employment after their graduation since 2010.


A delegation of Employed Graduates from the Schools of Hygiene paid courtesy call on Hon. Cecelia Abena Dapaah

In all, 1,174 of the graduates have now been employed by government.

The sector Minister Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah thanked them for the visit and urged them to do their best wherever they find themselves posted to.

She asked the graduates to be committed and always see their glasses as half full instead of half empty.
She reminded them that they are the future leaders of the Country.

Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah noted that it is a privilege for one to work for the progress of the country and as such should be grateful for the opportunity offered them.

She said the government will continue to provide the needed resources to the Schools of Hygiene for effective teaching and learning .

The sector Minister also commended the Ministry of Finance for the financial clearance which paved the way for the graduates to be employed

Miss Alice Frimpomah who spoke on behalf of the graduates thanked the Minister for the reception and promised they would give off their best.

Present at the meeting was the Chief Director Noah Tumfo.

Also present were the Director of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate of the Ministry Anthony Mensah and his deputy Kweku Quansah.

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National Chief Imam Honoured with plaque and citation.

The National Chief Imam, Sheik (Dr.) Osmanu Nuhu Shaributu, has been presented with a plaque and a citation to go with as the Chief Patron of Sanitation and Water.

The presentation of the plaque as a mark of honour and distinction to the Chief Imam was made by the Minister for sanitation and water resources Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah when she paid courtesy call on the National Chief Imam.


The sector Minister expressed her gratitude to the National Chief Imam for accepting to be the Chief Patron for the Sanitation and Water sub sectors.

She said the nation appreciates his role and it was only proper to bestow such honour on him.

Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah thanked the Chief Imam for the warm and cordial reception accorded her and her Staff and prayed for God’s blessings and guidance upon his life.

Receiving the plaque, the National Chief Imam, was grateful for the kind gesture.

He prayed for God’s protection, guidance and blessings on the life of the Minister and her entire Staff.

He commended the harmony and peaceful co-existence among all the various Religious Faiths in the Country.

He also prayed for the Peace of the World.

It will be recalled that on October 2, 2019, the Sector Minister Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah whiles on a tour within the GAMA paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam and bestowed on him Chief Patron for Sanitation and Water.

The Sector Minister was accompanied by the Chief Director Mr. Noah Tumfo, Mr. Obeng Poku Director I and other Senior Staff of the Ministry.

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Commemoration of 2019 World Toilet Day. Theme: “Leaving no one behind” . La, Accra


7th International Conference on Climate Change and Population Opens in Accra

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah today opened the 7th International Conference on Climate change and Population at the Conference Hall of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.

The Theme for the Conference which will last for the next three days is Transforming Cities Resilient to Climate Change.


The Conference brought together key partners and stakeholders to examine critical issues of climate change and it’s impact on the development of Countries around the World ,especially Africa .

Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah informed her keynote address called for concerted efforts by the Global Community to address the challenges and threats of climate change.

She tasked the participants attending the Conference to come out with concrete roadmap to resilience, especially in Africa.

The Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana advocated for effective Global partnership and collaboration by the International Community to tackle Climate Change.

The Mayor of Accra Metropolitan Assembly Hon. Nii Adjei Sowah enumerated the steps being taken by Government to implement the Paris Convention on Climate Change adopted at the 6th Conference.

The Conference will take place for the next three days.

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Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources donate Litter bins to Senior High Schools

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has donated a set of Litter bins to ten selected Senior High Schools in Accra as part of the program of activities by the Ministry to promote Sanitation and Cleanliness in the Schools.

The presentation was made by Mr. Obeng Poku, Director 1 at the Ministry on behalf of the Sector Minister Hon. Cecelia Abena Dapaah.


He asked the School Authorities and the Students to take good care of the bins to promote it’s life span.
Mr. Obeng Poku commended the Schools for being the lucky ones because they are the first batch of Schools as beneficiaries of the project out of a host of other Schools.

He said their ability to to take good care of the bins will motivate the Ministry to donate to other Schools as well.

The bins were received on behalf of the Schools by Mr. Godson Dornyo, Senior Housemaster of Nungua Senior High School.

He thanked the Ministry for the kind gesture and pledged their commitment to take good care of the bins and to use them for their intended purpose.

Also present at the program were the Director of Finance / Administration at the Ministry, Mr. Joseph K. Amoah, Mr. Sampson Akwettey, of the Sanitation Directorate and other Senior Staff of the Ministry.

The beneficiary Schools include,

Methodist Senior High School
Aburi Girls Senior High School.
Labone Senior High School.
Accra Academy Senior High School.
Nungua Senior High School.
Achimota Senior High school.
St. Mary’s Senior High school.
Achimota Saint John Senior High school.
Accra Girls Senior High school and
Ashiaman Senior High school.

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Tour to GAMA has been quite Successful – Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah. Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Ends GAMA Tour (Press Release)

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah has disclosed that her tour to the Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) has been very successful and rewarding. The Sector Minister said this when she spoke to the media after the last leg of her tour to Ga South, Ga Central and Weija Assemblies on Wednesday October 23, 2019. The tour which started on September 10, 2019 saw the Minister accompanied by a team of officials visiting almost all the Assemblies. Out of the twenty three Assemblies, the Sector Minister had paid visits to twenty two of the Assemblies which ended on Wednesday October 23, 2019 to Ga South, Ga Central and the Weija Assemblies.


Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah. Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources and officials on a GAMA tour

Objectives. The objectives of the tour to the Assemblies were to meet with the leadership of the Assemblies, have a quick scan of the selected communities and attend community durbars at the various places to interact with the people. The tour also afforded the Sector Minister the opportunity to have first-hand information about the sanitation situation and challenges at the various Assemblies and to find out how the Ministry can work collectively with the Assemblies to address the challenges. The Sanitation Minister also inspected the various GAMA projects; completed or ongoing at the various Assemblies.

The tour came at the background of the declaration of the President H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa by the end of his term.

During the tour, it was quite revealing to see most of the communities clean, especially Kpone Katamanso and the Madina areas. The Sector Minister was impressed and congratulated the leadership of the Assemblies for a good work done. She however, urged them not to rest on their oars but to endeavor to sustain it.

Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah’s interaction with the market women especially was very fruitful. She admonished them to keep their foodstuff clean and tidy up their environment because poor sanitation at the market places has direct implication on the health of the people, which will also affect the nation’s productivity.

This has been the first major tour of the sector Minster within the GAMA.

One critical issue which came up for the attention of the Minister was the need by the Assemblies to enforce the bye-laws on Sanitation to make the President’s vision attainable. One other issue of critical attention which came up during the tour was the poor standard of the slaughter house at Jamestown where the Minister called for major clean-up. She also called on the butchers to avoid the use of old lorry tyres to burn the animals because of the health risks the practice poses to the consuming public. Another important outcome of the tour by the Sector Minister was the honour conferred on the National Chief Imam as the Chief Patron for the sanitation campaign.

The Minister was accompanied on the tours by the Deputy Minister Hon. Patrick Boamah (MP), Hon. Michael Gyato (MP), the Chief Director of the Ministry Mr. Noah Tumfo, Directors and other officials from the Ministry and the Agencies.

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