Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

EPA asked to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into  agriculture
Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remain committed to work effectively to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into agriculture. This, he said would lead to the increase in productivity of agriculture land, forests and water resources to reduce poverty... Read more
Drought to hit South Africa’s 2018 wine harvest
 South Africa, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said . The winelands are mostly in the coastal Western Cape province which was declared a disaster area... Read more
Chief calls for help to fight aquatic weeds on Volta Lake
A newly enstooled chief of Kpong, Nene Kpabitey Nyarko II has called on investment and business entities (individual or organization) within and outside the country to come to the aid of the Kpong community to work together towards the dredging of aquatic weeds and development of the Volta Lake... Read more
Maize production is threatened in Ghana – ISSER
Maize production in Ghana is currently facing 80 per cent average yield gap, a situation threatening food security, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana has said. Maize is a very important staple and most cultivated cereal in terms of volume and... Read more
MoFA introduces drought resistant, early maturing crop varieties
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced drought resistance and early maturing crop varieties to farmers in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region to help minimise the effect of climate change on farming activities in the area. Mr Munkaila Jawad, the Municipal Director of MoFA, said this... Read more
Forestry Commission destroys plantain farms in forest reserve,3 arrested
The Begoro District of the Forestry Commission of Ghana in the Eastern Region, has confiscated two truck loads of Plantains , destroyed total of  over 100 acres of illegal plantain farms in Worobong South Forest Reserve during a special operation dubbed “operation farm destruction”. Also three (3) farmers have... Read more
Ivory Coast to expel cocoa farmers from largest forest reserve
 Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast will launch an operation to expel thousands of illegal farmers from the Goin-Debe forest reserve, the West African nation’s largest, a government spokesman said on Thursday. The decision is part of efforts to protect forests in Ivory Coast, which has lost much of its... Read more
Life below water: Saving Africa’s fishery resources
Source: By Praise Nutakor, Communications and PR Associate of UNU-INRA Fishing in Elimina_ Ghana- Photo- UNU-INRA The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 aims to promote the conservation and the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for development. One of the most important water-dependent sectors is the fishery... Read more
Ghanaians should be properly educated on GMOs – Minister
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has urged the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Board to educate the public on biotechnology and biosafety issues. This he said will help the public understand and embrace biotechnology as a better alternative to socio-economic advancement. He said such... Read more
Faecal matter could be converted into manure – CWSA
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), has observed that converting faecal matter into manure for farming will help curb open defecation. The CEO made the observation when he delivered a lecture on the topic: “WASH in Ghana-Best... Read more