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Ghana joined SWA in 2010. The National vision for water and sanitation sector is “sustainable basic water and sanitation service for all by 2025” which is elaborated in the Water Sector Strategic Development Plans as “all people living in Ghana have access to adequate, safe, affordable and reliable basic water service, practise safe sanitation and hygiene and that water resources are sustainably managed”. This Plan (WSSDP) guides the sector as a whole (both state and non-state actors) in the planning, development and management of the nation’s water resources and in the delivery of sustainable water and water-related sanitation services.

Commitments by the government

Progress Report April 2020

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources will reactivate the sector working group, ensuring that the private sector, development partners, NGOs, academia with financial and technical resources sit together.
Reviewing progress
We will increase public financing for improved access to safe and reliable water supply, eliminate open defecation, solid and liquid waste infrastructure development, and increase access to household toilets (including enforcement of sanitation bye-laws)
Reviewing progress
We will promote sustainable water resources development and management by 2030. By this, both policy and programmatic actions will be implemented by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and its agencies in collaboration with allied ministries and agencies to enforce existing laws that protect fresh water bodies and ensure water safety planning and plans are integral to all aspects of safe water provision to citizens.
Reviewing progress
Mr. Kweku Quansah
Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate, Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources
Martin Dery


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Ghana 2019 SMM Country Brief

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