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…

Ultimatum to illegal miners in Ghana expires,gov’t announces next action
  The 21-day ultimatum for all illegal mining  activities to cease  in Ghana expires today, Wednesday .The government  is expected to announce the next line of action  which is likely to be deployment of  armed military and police combatants to the affected areas to deal with  recalcitrant illegal  miners... Read more
Illegal wildlife trafficking occurs in nearly 30 percent of world’s most protected areas
   A new WWF report published today urges for additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of CITES-listed species in the world’s most ecologically important places, including World Heritage Sites. Known for their iconic beauty, geology, ecology and biodiversity, natural World... Read more
World Heritage Day 2017: what it is and why is it important?
Seiganto-ji Temple and Nachi Falls – a World Heritage site (Picture: JTB Photo/UIG/Getty Images) World Heritage Day, celebrating international monuments and sites, is on April 18. The event is marked globally, and each year there’s a theme – this year it’s sustainable tourism. It’s been chosen to tie in with... Read more
‘Government is not against small-scale mining’ – Minister of Lands
  Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Forestry, says government is not against small scale mining, but is rather against illegal mining that continues to destroy the environment. “The New Patriotic Party government is not anti-mining. We are a government that believes in partnership with private sector,... Read more
Senior Programmes Officer of NUFFIC Lauds UCC for Promoting Water and Sanitation
A Senior Programmes Officer of Nuffic, Mrs. Marieke Nieuwendijk, has commended UCC’s commitment towards promoting Water and Sanitation as an academic programme in the University. She lauded the University for implementing new teaching methods, developing new curricula and embarking on staff development to strengthen the University’s capacity to offer... Read more
Ghana President ‘replies’ Chinese Ambassador over galamsey fight
The President of Ghana , Nana Akufo-Addo  has stated that, government will continue to enforce the laws of the country  in the fight against illegal mining  without diplomatic considerations ,however will ensure that diplomatic relationships  thrive . The President specifically made reference to the Concerns that government’s decision to... Read more
Illegal mining is affront to God -Prophet
  A renowned Prophet with Omega House Chapel -Assemblies of God Church in Koforidua in the Eastern region ,Prophet Albert Asihene Arjarquah has described the wanton destruction of the environment as affront against God,the creator of the universe . The man of God explained to Environmental News Agency (ENA)... Read more
Pressure to end Galamsey must be intensified nationwide -IPR
The Institute of Public Relations,IPR, has said,public  outcry and media campaigns against illegal mining  menace in Ghana must be intensified nationwide to exert torrid pressure on government to deal with the menace once for all. IPR mentioned in a statement issued  Friday and signed by its President ,Elaine Sam... Read more
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
Miss Earth Ghana to host colleague queens
A number of Miss Earth beauty queens from various countries are expected in Accra to assist Miss Earth Ghana 2016, Deborah Eyram Dodor, launch a project she is spearheading dubbed ‘Trash In Bin Campaign’ on Friday, April 21. The launch ceremony scheduled for the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra,... Read more