Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Sakomonu beach reeling under filfth
  The Abibiman Foundation has appealed to operators of bars and eateries at the Sakumono beach to desist from disposing off refuse anyhow to make the stretch appealing. The Sakumo beach enclave popularly known as Titanic beach is a fast growing tourism avenue which is bedevilled with hash and... Read more
  NADMO recommends reclamation of abandoned pit following death of a middle age man
The National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO,in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern region is recommending immediate reclamation of an abandoned Pit meant for establishing a fuel filling station at Teacher Mante. The abandoned deep pit which has become a pond located in a residential area has already claimed one... Read more
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in collaboration with the Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) is working to put in place a committee that will see to it that portions of the Ramsar Site Lagoon that has been encroached upon is dredged to help bring back to life the once... Read more
FC pushes towards restoration of destroyed forests
  The Juaso District Manager of the Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission (FC), Mrs. Rebecca Baning Opan, has encouraged everybody to join the fight to protect the forest and its resources. They should take responsibility and boldly give out those plundering these through illegal timber operation, gold... Read more
Sweden base organization to build capacity of communities to protect Water Bodies in Ghana
  Six communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana are to benefit from a capacity building  geared towards protection of Water bodies through a program dubbed  ’Ghana Drink Safety Water Project (GDSWAP),expected to be rolled out by Kingdom 1st Group, a Sweden base organization. A Senior Consultant to Kingdom... Read more
Coastline Must Be Conserved to Play its Ecological and Economic Role-Dr. Aheto
A call has been made for the conservation of the coastline to enable it play its ecological role for the marine and coastal environment. The Director of the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM), University of Cape Coast, Dr. Denis Aheto made the call at the opening of a five-day... Read more
Effective policy needed to conserve the environment – Chamber of Mines
Derick Romeo Adogla. External Relations and Communications Officer at the Chamber of Mines   The Ghana Chamber of Mines used the commemoration of World Environmental Day to reiterate the need for effective policy implementation from government to sustain the conservation of Ghana’s natural resources. The Chamber noted “weak regulatory oversight and... Read more
We will not stop galamsey fight – Akufo-Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has pledged to continue the fight against illegal mining in Ghana, popularly known as galamsey. A six-months ban on all forms of small-scale mining has been imposed as part of efforts to streamline the system and get rid of illegal mining with... Read more
AfEI marks World Environment Day with pupils
    The World environment Day 2017 (WED 2017) celebrated on the theme: connecting people to nature by rediscovering the value of nature- in the city and on land, from the poles to the equator. The theme did prompt us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its... Read more