Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission is ineffective – Minister

  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been ineffective thereby allowing illegal mining to fester in the country. He said the Inspectorate Division was supposed to supervise the reclamation of mined areas and safety…

Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

NGO launches programme to protect Ecosystem
The Development Institute (DI), a non-governmental organisation, has launched the Shared Resources Joint Solution (SRJS) programme in the Ho West District with the aim of, securing ecosystem, providing water, food security and climate resilience for improved livelihoods. The four-year project from 2016 to 2020 is being funded by the... Read more
Climate-smart Agriculture: An Innovative Approach to  Challenges of Climate Change in Ghana
Article by Gabriel Adukpo,Agriculturist /Freelancer email:   CLIMATE refers to the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.Climate keeps on changing as documented in the history of humankind. However, the term climate change became prominent when changes in global climate patterns reached... Read more
Climate cycle fuels famine in East Africa
The figures from the UN and other agencies are grim in the extreme: in East Africa, 16 million people are facing starvation as famine bites; in Yemen, across the Gulf of Aden, another 12 million are in urgent need of what aid agencies describe as life-saving assistance. Successive years... Read more
Gmet denies rainstorm  forecast
  The Ghana Meteorological Agency,GMet,  has denied reports attributing to the agency forecasting a rainstorm  said to hit Ghana Thursday evening .The Publications in sections of the media have gone viral on social media creating fear and anxiety among the public resulting in some businesses closing earlier  than usual.... Read more
Plants can’t cover up fossil fuel damage
Arid areas such of the world, such as Chile’s Coquimbo region, are becoming greener as plants thrive on higher levels of carbon dioxide. Image: Santiago S.V. via Flickr Increased carbon dioxide being removed from the atmosphere by plants will not be enough to compensate for rising greenhouse gas emissions.... Read more
Ghana SHS appeals for installation of lightening arrester to mitigate lightening disaster in the school
Management of Koforidua  Ghana Senior High School ,GHANASS , in the Eastern of Ghana is appealing to government to install lightening arrester to mitigate disasters caused by lightening in the school. According to the school Authorities ,the location of the School ,is a lightning zone hence at high risk... Read more
CO2 levels heading back to days of dinosaurs
Scientists predict that continued burning of fossil fuels could return CO2 levels and temperatures to heights not seen in hundreds of millions of years. LONDON, 8 April, 2017 – If humans burn all the fossil fuels at their disposal – and this could happen in the next two centuries –... Read more
Rawlings lauds media coalition against galamsey
Former President Jerry John Rawlings in a group photograph with members of the Lions Club International at the ceremony. Former President J.J. Rawlings yesterday commended the media for establishing a coalition against galamsey to advocate the end of the menace in the country. “l am glad you are doing... Read more
Ghana woos investors for renewable energy production
The Ministry of Energy is optimistic of meeting its ambitious ten percent target of installed renewable energy capacity by 2020, with the completion of the relevant policy and regulatory framework. The move is also expected to drive down the high cost of power in the country.At present, renewable energy... Read more
Somalia: Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People
Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since February in southern and central Somalia, the country’s health ministry has told Anadolu Agency. Abdullaahi Hashi Ali, the ministry’s director general, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview at least 407 people had lost their... Read more