Water in Ghana

  • West Africa: 5.6 Million Children in Lake Chad Region At Risk of Waterborne Diseases As Rainy Season Starts

    BENIN, 2017/07/12 As the rainy season begins, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has warned that additional than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoea infections, in conflict-affected areas of nations around Lake Chad. The humanitarian agency said in a statement Saturday that the threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased people movements particularly in Nigeria's northeast.
  • Ghana's Akosombo Dam Faces Shutdown

    GHANA, 2015/12/15 The easing electricity crisis in the country may relapse as the Akosombo Hydro generating plant faces a possible shutdown due to a drastic drop in the water level. Water levels in the Volta Lake which supplies the dam keep falling drastically due to the harmattan season. As of Friday, December 11, the water level in the dam stood at 243.55 feet and a further drop of 3.55 feet will mean a total shutdown of the plant. The minimum operating water level for the dam is 240ft, and at this level, authorities are required to shut the turbines to save the plant, TV3's Odelia Ntiamoah Boampong reports.
  • Ghana, Togo sign cross-border project for drinking water

    GHANA, 2014/12/18 Togo and Ghana have signed a memorandum of considerate (MoU) to establish a cross-border water project, dubbed 'Drinking water Sogakope-Lome', which will supply about four million consumers in both nations with drinking water, PANA learnt here from official sources Tuesday. The cross-border project, signed last Friday here, will be supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB). It will cost an estimated 2.195 million euros. The MoU, which followed talks initiated in 2005 between the Ghana water limited and La Togolaise des Eaux (TdE), aims to increase the rate of access to drinking water for the target populations in the project areas.
  • Ghana to Build Water-Treatment Plant for Oil Fields

    GHANA, 2013/04/25 Ghana, the West African country that started oil exports about two years ago, will build a water- treatment plant to cater to oil fields in the country’s Western region. The Ghana Water Co., the national utility, is losing out because oil companies buy treated water from neighboring Ivory Coast, the GNA cited Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister Alhaji Collins Dauda as saying.
  • Africa : Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a universal human right and central to human wellbeing and development. From presently on 780 million people still receive drinking water from unimproved sources and 2.5 billion people continue to live without access to improved sanitation facilities. IDS' work on water and sanitation has been looking at what additional needs to be done, particularly through a new set of post 2015 development goals, to ensure that this right is enjoyed by amount.