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24.11.2019 General News

Sanitation Minister participates in 2019 WATEC conference in Israel

By CitiNewsRoom
Sanitation Minister participates in 2019 WATEC conference in Israel

The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecelia Abena Dapaah has led a 27 Ghanaian Member delegation to the 2019 Water Technology and Environmental Control (WATEC) conference in Israel.

The conference was held at the David Intercontinental, Tel Aviv from November 18-21, 2019.

The conference which is organised bi-annually was under the theme, “Creating Energy Through Interaction”.

The Minister's delegation included six state officials, mainly technocrats from the Departments and Agencies under her Ministry, (Ghana Water Company Limited, Community Water and Sanitation Agency, Water Resources Commission), 21 businessmen and women from the sanitation and environment sector including Zoomlion, the Ghanaian Israeli Ambassador, H.E. Mrs Hannah Ama Nyarko and Her Deputy who were with the Ghanaian team throughout the period of the conference and other events.

The Minister participated in a number of seminars and workshops and also held several meetings on the sidelines with manufacturers and investors, where she made presentations promoting Government’s One District, One Factory (1D1F) policy, and advocating for the Clean Ghana Agenda by her Ministry, and investments to help solve the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Environmental Challenges in Ghana.


Cecelia Abena Dapaah also held high profile meetings, including one with her counterpart, the Israeli Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Mr. Yuval Steinitz and his team of experts and visited a few places including the Mekorot sewage treatment plant in Shafdan and a number of manufacturing companies.

The focus of the conference was “Water Stewardship and innovation – driving global leadership in the responsible planning management and protection of water.

This year’s four-day conference was organised in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Economy, Israel New Tech, Manufacturers Association and Israel Export Institute.

The team has since returned to Ghana, ready for action.