Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

‘We need collective efforts to preserve the environment’ – Minister
  This year’s World Environment Day has been observed with a call on all stakeholders to collectively protect the lands, forest and water bodies from further destruction.   The Minister of Science,  Environment, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong- Boateng , who delivered the keynote address at a durbar... Read more
Okyenhene optimistic current fight against galamsey menace will be succesful
  Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin has expressed optimism that Ghana will win the fight against galamsey this time   .   According to the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa state , the  political commitment  exhibited by President  Akufo Addo and the Lands and Natural Resources Minister ,Peter Amewu provides... Read more
Government seeks more partnership to address environmental degradation
 The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources would in July, host series of stakeholder engagements in four regional capitals to deliberate on measures needed to restore Ghana’s degraded environment. Dubbed the national debate, the discussions would be centred around addressing issues of illegal mining, illegal logging, and deforestation, and... Read more
World Environment Day ;1000 trees planted at Kibi 
One thousand trees have been planted on reclaimed illegally mined sites in Kibi area by the Environmental Protection Agency ,EPA, on Sunday ahead of the World Environment Day celebration on June 5,2017. Students from  second cycle institutions in the East Akyem Municipality together with the Okyeman Environmental Foundation, joined... Read more
Ghana Joins the World to mark 2017 World Environment Day at Kibi 
Ghana will on Monday June 5,2017 join the rest of the world to mark  this year’s World Environment Day at Kibi in the East Akim Municipality of the Eastern Part of the Country . The program will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment ,Science ,Technology... Read more
Ban small-scale mining for 10 years – MP
The Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South in the Central Region, Kwaku Ricketts Hagan has called for a ten- year ban on all forms of small scale mining. He believes this will ensure proper streamlining of small-scale mining. Government imposed the six-month ban on small-scale mining as part... Read more
The benefits of nuclear power cannot be understated – IAEA expert
    A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts in Ghana, have said nuclear power could play a huge role in the developmental agenda of a country. They said the IAEA sees energy as very essential for development and that everyone must have access to modern energy... Read more
Effective restoration of aquatic ecosystems
  Despite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods and services. For ecosystem restoration to deliver on multiple environmental and societal targets, the process of restoration must be redesigned to create a unified... Read more
Only 12 mining engineers available in Ghana; Deputy Min needs over 100
Government is recruiting mining engineers and inspectors as it enters the next stage of the anti-galamsey crusade. For a country, popular for producing gold, diamond and other minerals, only 12 mining engineers are available in Ghana, a number Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister has described as discouraging. According... Read more
Ghana observes International Day for biodiversity
  Ghana on Monday joined the global community to observe the International Day for Biological Diversity (biodiversity) emphasising the need to protect the Atiwa Range Forest Reserve for posterity. A release issued on Monday and signed by Ms Patricia Appiagyei, the Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation,... Read more