Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Ghana waterfalls disaster:Tourism Minister consoles families
The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture , Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku, has   issued a statement consoling Victims on Kintampo Waterfalls Disaster  which has killed at least 19 tourists,Sunday after  a windstorm toppled a huge tree on them. The statement issued few hours after the incident states that “the... Read more
Ghana: 19 killed,Scores injured as strong wind topples tree on tourists
Nineteen persons are confirmed dead ,several others injured at  Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo region  of Ghana after a strong windstorm toppled a large tree on tourists mostly students. The local media report that,heavy trees fell from the top of the waterfalls and landed on the people, mostly students... Read more
Six people die due to torrential rain in Burundi
Flooding woke inhabitants of Western Cibitoke Province and northern areas in the capital Bujumbura when it invaded their homes on the night of 16 March. Six people died and hundreds of houses were destroyed. On Gafumbegeti zone in Mabayi Commune of Cibitoke Province, five children of the same family... Read more
$700m won’t totally tackle Accra flooding – Environmental Service Providers
The Environmental Service Providers Association says spending $700 million to construct new drains and dislodge choked ones is not an effective way to prevent the perennial floods in Accra. While touring affected parts of the city after a downpour, the Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea, announced... Read more
Bizarre rainstorm  displaces 100 KG Pupils and Teachers
A bizarre rainstorm has displaced  about  100 creche and kindergarten Pupils of Dome Methodist Primary School  in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern of region of Ghana . The  rainstorm ripped off the entire four units KG class block and a  Staff room which also led to collapsing of... Read more
Ghana urged to embrace GIS to fix environmental challenges
The Dean of the School of Biological Sciences, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong has opened a five-day short course on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Training in Central Region of Ghana The programme which is being organised by the Centre for Coastal Management seeks to provide practical experience to participants which... Read more
Expect heavy rains from this month – Meteo Agency Source
The coastal forests and transitional parts of Ghana would experience ‘normal to above normal rainfall’ from the second week of March to the ending of July, the Ghana Meteorological Agency, has said in a media release. The season would be characterised by lengthy dry spells, especially over the coastal... Read more
MP urges constituents to plant trees to mitigate climate change effect
The Member of Parliament for Upper West Akim Constituency in the Eastern region of Ghana,Hon.Ohene Bekoe Assiful, has adviced constituents to plant trees around their houses to reap from its benefits  which include  serving as windbreaks and flood control tool. According to the law maker ,with the adverse effect... Read more
UN aid chief urges global action as starvation, famine loom for 20 million across four countries
Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien (second right) visiting Ganyiel, Unity state, South Sudan, on 4 March 2017, is briefed on the ongoing humanitarian response to famine in the region. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell 10 March 2017 – Just back from Kenya, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia – countries that are... Read more