India is to donate $10 million worth of waste management equipment to authorities in Ghana to deal with mounting waste and poor sanitary conditions in Accra and other urban areas.

A range of machines and facilities including 25 skip trucks and 55 refuse compactor trucks are being sent from India.

Amid reports of rubbish accumulating on the streets of Accra, waste collection contractors claim that most landfill sites around the capital are now full, with other dumps inaccessible after heavy rains.

From September last year to June, there were over 400 deaths in Ghana following an outbreak of cholera, attributed to water contamination caused by the unsanitary situation.