SWA Partner since 2010


SWA Focal Points


  • Government

  • Kweku Quansah, Programme Officer, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD)

  • Demedeme Naa Lenason, Director of Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate, (MLGRD)

  • Fredrick Addae, Director, Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing

  • Development Partner

  • David Duncan, Chief of WASH, UNICEF Ghana


  • Civil Society Partner

  • Benjamin Arthur, Executive Secretary of CONIWAS


Key statistics

Access to improved drinking water in 2012 was estimated at


Access to improved sanitation in 2012 was estimated at


Out of the 85,6% which use unimproved sanitation, percent that practice open defecation:


For every dollar invested in sanitation,
the average economic return is $2.10**

For every dollar invested in water supply,
the average economic return is $4.10**

* WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2014. ** Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage”. World Health Organization, 2012.

Ghana WASH-Related Documents


SWA High Level Meeting Commitments

WASH sector data and analysis

Government policies, strategies and guidelines

Regional documents