Ghana

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

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  • Civil Society Partner

  • Benjamin Arthur, Executive Secretary of CONIWAS

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Key statistics

Access to improved drinking water in 2012 was estimated at

87,2%*

Access to improved sanitation in 2012 was estimated at

14,4%*

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

18,9%*

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