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…

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