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…

Accept to take responsibility for environment
Ghanaians have been asked to accept to go the extra mile to ensure sustainable management of the environment for their own benefit and that of the future generation. Mr. Samuel Oteng, the acting Ashanti Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said everybody should have a part to... Read more
KMA plants trees to restore Kumasi to ‘garden city’ status
Metropolitan Chief Executive, Osei Asibey- Antwi, said Kumasi must restored to its ‘Garden City’ status. Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is collaborating with Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), the Ghana Education Service and Friends of Water and River Bodies, an environmental NGO, to plant trees in the Ashanti Region capital.... Read more
MESTI strives to preserve plants species
The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has presented some high powered computers to the Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute (PGRRI) to enable it manage its huge data of plant genetics. The PGRRI, an institute under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), situated at Bonsu... Read more
President appoints Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie as EPA Executive Director
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie as the new Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr Sarkodie, until his appointment, was the Head of the Science and Education Department of the University of Education, Winneba, (Mampong Campus) in the Ashanti Region. He... Read more
‘CSIR must help Ghana to realise the Ghana beyond Aid’
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), said the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has a very important role to play in the realisation of the  “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda. “Our President is talking about Ghana beyond aid. In other words... Read more
VRA warns against encroachment of Protected zone of Akosombo Dam
The Volta River Authority has once again Warned against Sale/Purchase and Encroachment of Lands within the Volta Gorge Protection Zone of the Akosombo Dam. This is the second time this year, the Power generator is warning against the phenomenon. There has been upsurge in encroachment of Lands which fall within... Read more
Special security agency needed to protect natural resources
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, says the Government should establish a special security agency to protect natural resources. He made this known in a lecture he delivered on: “WASH in Ghana-Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” organised at... Read more
NADMO moves headquaters to Northern region
The impoverished National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has launched a special operation on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to intensify public education and to proactively manage flood situations in the three regions up north its specter looms following the imminent spillage of the Bagre Dam. The operation has been dubbed... Read more
CITES Secretary-General’s message for World Ranger Day 2017
World Ranger Day 2017 Message from CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon On World Ranger Day 2017, we join you to “stand with the park rangers of the world in their fight to protect wildlife”! 31 July 2017 World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been... Read more
Galamsey a major impediment in attaining SDGs – GHS.
The Ghana Health Service is calling for a more sustainable measures to end the illegal mining menace due to its potential threat to the  attainment of  the Sustainable Development Goals of the Country . According to the Lower Manya Municipal Public Health Nurse of the GHS ,Mrs.Irene Anuwa-Armah ,if... Read more