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…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

Let’s prioritise efforts to protect forest resources – Stakeholders
Stakeholders at a National Forest Forum have asked for the implementation of programmes that would increase on awareness on Forest Laws, Legislations and Climate Change among  the public and critical institutions to protect forest resources. They said making the media, the Judiciary, religious entities and other key stakeholders understand... Read more
Peter Abum Sarkodie appointed EPA Executive Director
President Nana Akufo Addo has appointed Peter Abum Sarkodie as the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He was a former Member of Parliament for the Mampong Constituency from 2005 to 2009 and a Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Science and Environment. Peter Abum Sarkodie is... Read more
Implementation of anti-galamsey plan to cost $150 million
Government’s proposed solution to ending the illegal mining menace also known as galamsey in the country will cost about $150 million. This was captured in the much hyped Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) document put together by the governing New Patriotic Party in its anti-galamsey efforts. In the 66-page... Read more
  VSO-ICS Alumni,AfEI launch SDG Drive initiative
The Alliance for Environmental Intervention, a youth focused environmental organisation in Ghana  in collaboration with the VSO-ICS alumni Ghana have launched a campaign dubbed ‘’THE SDG DRIVE’’ with the core objective of creating awareness on the sustainable development goals, their relevance to global development and to bring to light... Read more
Okyenhene parries bauxite mining in Atewa Forest opts for Ecotourism
Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has stated that Akyem Abuakwa area has the potential to become ecotourism destination in Ghana. According to the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area ,the ecotourism potential of the Atewa rainforest and its ability to save  the world from debilitating effect of climate change... Read more
EPA service personnel educate students on environmental issues
  The 2016/2017 National Service personnel of the Environmental Protection Agency have embarked on a sensitisation drive to educate students of Weija Municipal Assembly Basic School and Junior High School on environmental issues. The 60 service personnel extended the education to the Weija Presby School, planted trees and interacted... Read more
I’ll not allow you to destroy the environment – President tells illegal miners in Kyebi
President Akufo Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to bring to an end the illegal mining menace that has caused destruction to water bodies and the environment. The President told illegal miners in his hometown, Kibi, government will not allow them to destroy the environment with impunity, adding that government... Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ended World Environment Day with  seedlings planting at Gyinyase Seventh Day Adventist Junior High School in the Kumasi metropolis. The tree planting was aimed at educating people on environmental protection thereby ensuring that the beauty of the environment is maintained and water bodies... Read more
  Okyenhene makes pronouncement on plan by government to mine bauxite in Atewa Forest
    Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is expected to make pronouncement on government’s plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve .   He will speak on the controversial subject matter today Saturday at Kyebi during a durbar climaxing this year’s Ohum festival on the theme... Read more
Sakumo Ramsar site committee inaugurated to check encroachment
A 12-member Sakumo Ramsar Committee has been inaugurated by the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to check encroachment on the Sakumo wetlands. The committee members comprised of representatives of the Tema Traditional Council (TTC), National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Forestry Commission, Tema Development Corporation (TDC), Town and Country Planning, among... Read more