MSWR, WRC TO TEST GROUNDWATER IN ACCRA.

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources in collaboration with the Water Resources Commission (WRC) will be undertaking a monitoring exercise aimed at testing the quality of water source from boreholes across diverse communities.

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Dr Freda Akosua Prempeh in Her interaction with the Media underlined the pivotal objective of the undertaking the exercise which is to ensure that consumers have access to safe and high quality water from underground water.

The Minister further stressed that the initiative aims at providing data-driven insight to policymakers and enhance water safety infrastructure. The exercise will begin in the Adentan and Ga-West Municipalities in the Greater Accra Region and will subsequently take place in other part of the Country. Highlighting the pervasive issue of neglecting water quality testing.

She urged for brother outreach beyond Greater Accra emphasizing the need to extend the exercise to other regions, adding that some politicians sink boreholes in communities without engaging the Water Resource Commission to ensure proper testing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




THE OVER 10 MILLION MIM WATER SUPPLY PROJECT COMMISSIONED

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Dr. Freda Akosua Prempeh has commissioned the GhC10.517.852 million Water supply Project constructed by the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) for the people in the Mim Community.

In her keynote address, she said “the focus of government is to ensure that all regions across the country are provided with adequate, safe, affordable and reliable basic water services including the practice of safe Sanitation and hygiene by the year 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal Six (SDG 6)”.

Hon. Freda Prempeh further stated the scope of the project, which consisted of mechanisation of two boreholes with transmission line of 550meters, construction of pump house and solar farm as well as the laying of 19, 300meter distribution pipe network and the installation of pipe fittings.

Currently the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) project has improved the supply of safe water to a total population of 234, 411 in Four Hundred and Twenty four (434) Communities in five (5) Districts namely Central Tongu, North Tongu, Ho West, Adaklu and Agortime Ziope in the Volta Region.

The Minister was accompanied by the Ahafo Regional Minister, the Chief Executive Officer of CWSA, representative of the Omanhene of Mim and the Ag. Director Water at Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




MINISTER PAYS A WORKING VISIT TO KPONE LANDFILL SITE AND WEIJA WATER TREATMENT PLANT

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Dr. Freda Akosua Prempeh has paid a working visit to kpone Landfill site and Weija Water Treatment Plant to abreast herself with the situation at the two sites.

At the Weija Water Treatment Plant, the Sector Minister was presented with the level of encroachment by the Residents around the treatment plant and she used the occasion to warn the encroachers to desist from building close to the dam or risk being prosecuted.

Dr. Freda Prempeh also expressed satisfaction at the progress of work done so far at the Kpone landfill site and encouraged the engineers to continue with the good work for a successful completion of the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




MOLE XXIV CONFERENCE OPENED

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Dr. Freda Akosua Prempeh has opened the 34th Mole Conference in Jirapa in the Upper West Region.

This year’s Conference which is organized by the Coalition of NGOs in WASH (CONIWAS) was on the theme: ‘Building Inclusive and Resilient Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Systems to Reach the Unserved’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




NEW $100M WASH STRATEGY LAUNCHED IN GHANA

 

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Freda Akosua Prempeh together with the United States Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Virginia Palmer, have launched the U.S. Global Water Strategy High Priority Country Plan for Ghana.

The plan by USAID which will invest approximately $100 million in Ghana’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector over the next five years, is an addition to the $89 million that has already been invested since 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




MSWR LAUNCHES HAND HYGIENE FOR ALL STRATEGY AND ROADMAP FOR GHANA 2022-2030

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Dr. Freda Akosua Prempeh has launched a ‘Hand Hygiene For all Strategy and Roadmap for Ghana 2022-2023’ at a press briefing at Cape Coast in the Central Region.

The Press Briefing which was also used to commemorate the Global Handwashing day, had Dr. Freda Prempeh and her counterpart, the Minister for Central Region Hon. Justina Marigold Assan interacting with the Market Men and Women of the Kotokuraba Market and reiterated the need for people to wash their hands frequently to prevent infectious diseases.

Hon. Freda Prempeh in her statement to the press, entreated people to change their attitude and embrace handwashing with soap under running water as part of their daily activities to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola, cholera, diarrhea, COVID-19 among others.

She further mentioned that scientific research shows that handwashing with soap prevents disease in a more straightforward and cost-effective way than any single vaccine adding “therefore the launch of the Hand Hygiene for All Strategy is not only a campaign, but demonstrates government’s commitment to ensuring that everyone, everywhere in Ghana, irrespective of their circumstances has access to what it takes to maintain proper hand hygiene”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




DR. FREDA PREMPAH PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Dr. Freda Akosua Prempeh has paid a courtesy call on Ashantihene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at his palace in the Ashanti Region.

Dr. Freda Prempeh used the occasion to formerly introduce herself as the new Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources and also discuss challenges with the water bodies in Ghana.

The Minister was accompanied by the Chief Director, Noah Tumfo, Director PPBME, Tony Dzadzra, Ag. Director, Kwabena Gyasi Duku, Ag. Director Sampson Akwetey, the Project Coordinator of GAMA/GKMA SWP, George Asiedu and other officials from the Ministry.

 




A WORKING VISIT TO ASAFO SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT

 

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Dr. Freda Prempeh together with  Officials from the Ministry and World Bank have paid a working visit to the Asafo Sewerage Treatment Plant, to abreast themselves with the current situation and inspect the short term interventions being put in place to help beneficiaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




MINISTER COMMISSIONS 38 INSTITUTIONAL TOILETS IN GREATER KUMASI

The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Dr. Freda Akosua Prempeh was joined by World Bank Representatives to commission 38 Institutional Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities for schools in Greater Kumasi on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

The facilities which form part of the 129 institutional toilet facilities to be provided within the Greater Kumasi under the GAMA/GKMA Sanitation and Water Project are being funded by the World Bank, with support from Government of Ghana.

Ninety-One (91) out of the 129 facilities are at the various stages of completion across Greater Kumasi.

In attendance at the commissioning were a team the World Bank led by Anna Cestari, Practice Manager, Water Global Practice for West and Central Africa, Chief Director, other Directors from the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and Project Coordinator and Officials from the GAMA/GKMA Sanitation and Water Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




MSWR SIGNS A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE ROYAL DANISH EMBASSY

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Royal Danish Embassy for the commencement of the Phase II of the Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) on urban water in Tema.

The Phase II of the Strategy which begins in January, 2024 to 2026, seeks to improve wastewater management, reduce non-revenue water and make Tema a green and climate resilient city.

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