Water Resources, Management,
Urban Water Supply, and
Community Water and Sanitation.
For each of the three areas specific policy focus areas are provided and for each of the focus areas, principles and challenges, policy objectives and policy actions are presented.
Under Water Resources Management ten (10) focus areas are identified, namely:
Integrated Water Resources Management,
Access to water
Water for food security,
Water for non-consumptive and other uses,
Capacity building and public awareness creation,
Planning and Research,
Under Urban Water Supply Eleven (11) Focus Areas are presented, namely:
Improving access to water,
H y g i e n e e d u c a t i o n a n d environmental sanitation (HES),
Gender mainstreaming and good governance
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E),
Emergency and extreme events, and
Under Communi ty Water and Sanitation Eleven (11) Focus Areas are presented, namely:
Access to potable water,
Decentralized delivery of water and sanitation services,
Hygiene education and sanitation
Public private partnership, Capacity building,
Research and development,
Operation and maintenance (O&M), and
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
Mr. Speaker, for all these focus areas, the challenges are enumerated, policy objectives are stated, and measures or actions by the Government to achieve the objectives are stated.
The policy provides an overview of institutional roles and responsibilities and the following institutions and their roles are identified:
Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRW&H),
Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Ministry of Fisheries (MOF),
Ministry of Energy (MOE),
Ministry of Ports and Railways
Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP),
Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs (MOWCA),
Ghana Water Company Limited
Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA),
District Assemblies (DA) and
Ministry of Health.
The following allied institutions and their roles are also elaborated on:
The Water Resources Information Services (WRIS) institutions, namely:
Hydrological Services Department
Ghana Meteorological Agency
Water Research Institute (WRI) of the CSIR,
Publ ic Ut i l i t i es Regula tory Commission (PURC),
Environmental Protection Council
Ghana Standards Board (GSB),
Town and Country Planning Department and
The Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources, Works and Housing.