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Over 800m children lack handwashing facilities at school, says UN

Ghana

Nearly 820 million children worldwide lack basic handwashing facilities at school, increasing the risk of coronavirus contagion, United Nations agencies said on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Toilet facility provided under the Ghana Water and Sanitation Project (GAMA) at the Madina Cluster of Schools in the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Area Two in five schools do not provide children with soap ...

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Sokoto partners govt, World Bank on water supply project

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government, in partnership with the World Bank and Federal Government, has awarded water supply and distribution contract to enhance portable water supply in Sokoto metropolis, the state capital. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Acting General Manager, Sokoto State Water Board, Mr Sama’ila Sanda, disclosed this during the contract award ceremony in Sokoto on Tuesday, August 11, ...

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USAID partners with govt to boost access to clean water in Imo

Hope Uzodinma

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Imo State Government to improve the management and delivery of water and sanitation (WASH) services to help people live healthier lives through reliable access to clean water. The Public Affairs Department of the U.S. Embassy in Abuja disclosed this in a statement of Friday, July 17, 2020 following a virtual ...

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Open defecation free Ghana manifesto launched

Ghana

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Ghana’s sanitation sub-sector witnessed what some considered as a historical moment: the launch in Accra via Zoom of the 10-point manifesto, demanding action from political parties on general sanitation issues and open defecation in particular. Toilet facility provided under the Ghana Water and Sanitation Project (GAMA) at the Madina Cluster of Schools in the La ...

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Why menace of open defecation still looms in Ghana

Ghana

When Awo was told by her benevolent absentee landlord to leave the house that she has been the homekeeper, for close to 10 years that was the least of her worries. Her main worry was whether she will be able to afford a place of her own with a decent toilet facility. Toilet facility provided under the Ghana Water and ...

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Access to clean, safe water crucial to COVID-19 survival, says Rotary Club

Suleiman Adamu

The Rotary Club of Ibadan (Oyo State), Jericho Metro District 9125, says access to safe and clean water is crucial for surviving the coronavirus global health emergency. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu President of the club, Mrs Bisi Yomi-Layinka, stated this on Friday, May 15, 2020 in Ibadan, when it donated a solar-powered borehole worth N2.1 million to Eyin ...

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Lagos urged to shift stand on water privatisation

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Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Obasa Mudashiru, to side with Lagos people in rejecting Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the water sector. The ERA/FoEN, in a letter to the Speaker titled Privatisation Is Not Solution to Lagos Water Problem, frowned at attempts to foist the PPP model of ...

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Why menstruation matters, by WaterAid

Girls’ needs around menstruation have been neglected by health and education systems around the world, leading to inequity in education and missed opportunities for girls, says WaterAid Nigeria on the world’s third commemoration of Menstrual Hygiene Day. Menstruation is an important issue yet it is shrouded in silence because of deeply rooted taboos and negative social norms. On any given ...

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Tanzania to host 6th Africa Water Week

John Magufuli

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) has announced that the sixth edition of its flagship water event, the Africa Water Week, will hold from the 18th to the 22nd of July 2016. The Africa Water Week, which represents a political commitment at the highest level for creating platform to discuss and collectively seek solutions to Africa’s water and sanitation ...

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How Ghanaian media contribute to World Water Day celebrations

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Every year, the world marks Water Day on Mach 22. In this article, a founding member of WaterSan Perspective, Ama Kudom-Agyemang, who is based in Accra, Ghana, wonders if there is a reason to celebrate water in Ghana To some Ghanaian media persons who hosted radio and television discussions in relation to celebration of World Water Day, there is absolutely ...

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