The Second Edition of the 13th International Construction and Property Exhibition opened In Accra

The Hon. Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing said, our taste for modern architectural designs is not only killing our local building materials and increasing the cost of housing in the country but also a major contributor to our current energy crisis. He said this at the opening of the second edition of the 13th International Building Construction and Property Exhibition.
The Deputy Minister added that, the Ministry would enforce and promote the manufacturing and usage of standardized local technologies in housing including the use of bricks, tiles and pozzalona cement in the industry.

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The State Of Rural Water Services Forum Held In Accra

The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing will support the application of technology in the water sector.
The Hon. Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyemang - Mensah disclosed this at a forum on the State of Rural Water Services in Ghana held in Accra on the theme "From Data to Impact: Leveraging Partnership for Sustained Rural Water Services".

Speaking at the forum, the Minister said ”real time data is required to ensure the functionality of water systems and reduce water loss nationwide".
It is in this regard that, the SMARTterWASH project has been established to bridge the gap between policy makers, service providers and beneficiary communities.
This initiative will enhance data collection and analysis of the functionality levels of services provided, monitoring and management of Rural Water services

The forum was attended by staff of CWSA, IRC and key stakeholders as well as development partners in the Water Sub- Sector.

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Sakumono Sea Defence Project Completed

On Wednesday, 9th September, 2015, Messrs Amandi Holding Limited, contractors of the Sakumono Sea Defence Project handed over Phase II of the Project to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing.
Due to strong tidal waves, the beach along the Sakumono Costal Stretch was eroding at an alarming rate which resulted in the narrowing of the strip of land between the shoreline and the railway line posing great threat to the Accra-Tema Railway Line.
The Sakumono Sea Defence Project was divided into two Phases: Phase I covered 2,000 metres of land between the beach and the railway line. Work commenced in October, 2011 and was completed in December, 2012.
Phase II covered 3,000 metres, stretching from the Nungua-Tema beach road to the Maritime University. There was the reclamation of lands to facilitate fishing activities. This phase started in June, 2013 and was completed within a period of two years.
During the handing over ceremony, Hon. Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing commended the contractors for the quality work done and for delivering on time.
The cost of the entire project was USD $60,000,000.00.

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Work Begins on Blekusu Sea Defence Project

Hon. Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has cut sod for the commencement of the 4,300 metre Blekusu Sea Defence project in the Volta Region. The beach along the Blekusu coastal stretch has been eroding at an alarming rate due to intense wave action. This situation poses great threat to life and property and therefore necessitated the construction of a Sea Defence wall.

The Hon. Minister, addressing the community during a mini durbar, indicated how important it was for Government to begin this project.

Messrs Amandi Holding Limited has been given the mandate by the Ministry to construct the Sea Defence project within a period of nineteen (19) months at cost of Forty Million dollars ($40,000,000.00).

The Hon. Minister together with Hon Fiifi Kwetey, the Minister of Food and Agriculture (MP for Ketu South) and Hon. Richard Quarshigah, MP for Ketu North paid a courtesy call on the Awomefia of Anlo, Togbui Sri III who commended the Government for embarking on the project.

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Water Resources, Works and Housing Minister Inspect Projects In The Northern Regions

The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing is on a 3- day working visit to the  Northern region to acquaint himself with developments in the regions particularly with water supply.

On Monday the Minister visited the Yendi water works in view of the water shortage that hit the area and assured of the expansion of the facility. He is expected to inspect works  at the Damango, Bole and the newly constructed Wa water supply project.

The Minister will wrap-up his 3 day tour in Bolga where he will call on the Regional Minsiter and inspect site for the newly awarded Navrongo water supply project.


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