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World Water Day: Don’t interfere with Atewa Reserve, Ghana told

2019 World Water Day

An appeal has been made to the government of Ghana not to tamper with the Atewa Range Forest Reserve because of its ecological significance as a major contributor to water availability in the country. Atewa is the watershed for some of the country’s major rivers like the Densu, which serves as the main source of water for majority of people ...

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Agency lays emphasis on water safety in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) has begun training of communities on water safety plans to protect water contamination from point of production to consumption. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Mr Tijani Aliyu, the Head of Sanitation, Sokoto RUWASSA, said this on sidelines of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergency Working Group visit on ...

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Agency lists sanitation challenges in Sokoto border communities

Aminu Tambuwal

Executive Secretary, Sokoto Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Alhaji Sidi Abass, has linked insurgency, cattle rustling to challenges of poor hygiene and open defecation practice in border communities. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Abass made this known when the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergency Working Group carried out a Cholera Assessment and Monitoring visit to Sokoto on ...

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Stakeholders call for massive investment in water infrastructure

ERA Water Summit

Stakeholders participating in the National Summit on the Human Right to Water in Abuja on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 called for massive investment in water infrastructure by African governments. L-R: Dr Otive Igbuzor (keynote speaker), Satoko Kishimoto (Transnational Institute), Shayda Naficy (Corporate Accountability) and Nnimmo Bassey (Chair of the board of ERA) and the summit The advice, contained in a ...

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Stakeholders flay privatisation, seek workable water supply scheme

ERA Water Summit

Over 150 participants from across the globe that converged on Abuja for a two-day National Summit on the Human Right to Water have carpeted the World Bank and short-sighted leaders of the African continent for promoting water privatisation schemes that have largely cut poor people off a basic human right and thrown their nations into debts. Local and international delegates ...

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Government delivers Zobe Dam water scheme in Katsina after 27 years

suleiman adamu kazaure

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to improve the lives of Nigerians, as it delivered the Zobe Regional Water Supply Scheme in Katsina. Suleiman Adamu Kazaure, Water Resources Minister The dam, which started in 1992, was revisited by the present administration to improve access to potable water for Katsina metropolis and environs. At an inspection visit to the site ...

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Report underlines need for urgent increase in water financing

Water-rationing

World leaders and business met recently in Davos just as the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report revealed environmental factors as the most devastating risks to business and society and the most likely. Another major risk identified in the report are water crises, which are listed among the five most damaging risks, confirming a trend that started eight years ago. ...

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Concern over spate of unethical water extraction in Nigeria

Drilling borehole

International experts in water sector have expressed worry over unprofessional and unscientific extraction of water resources through mass drilling of boreholes across the country. Borehole drilling They made the observation at a workshop organised by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Abuja. Ms Lawrence Goorcy, ...

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Public institutions urged to provide toilets to curb open defecation

Ghana

The Head of Department, Environment, Bwari Area Council, FCT, Mr Timothy Nwanna, has appealed to institutions to provide toilets for their customers to curb indiscriminate open defecation. A toilet facility Nwanna made the appeal in Bwari, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He stated that the appeal ...

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Global movement against water privatisation converge on Abuja

Abuja

Global activists, thought leaders, labour unions and human rights advocates will congregate in Abuja from January 29 to 30, 2019 for a national summit that will make advancements on achieving the human right to water in Nigeria and around the world. The Abuja city gate The summit, which has “Nigeria’s Water Emergency: From Resistance to Real Solutions Against Corporate Control” ...

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