Open Defecation menace :Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah would have been dissapointed

On the occasion of Founders Day, the Media Coalition Against Open Defecation has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the contributions of Ghana’s forebears which led to independence. A statement signed by the Convener, Emmanuel Addai, reminds the public of the threat posed by the practice of open defecation to…

Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace

The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and…

Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan

Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt, One…

Illegal galamsey miners are set to return to site not to deplete and pollute the environment  but to work towards reclaiming areas devastated by the illegal mining activity. According to the Lands and Natural Resources Minister John Peter Amewu, his outfit will vigorously engage the illegal miners in a... Read more
Forestry Commission to strengthen permit regime
The Forestry Commission says it is reviewing and strengthening its permit regime to effectively regulate the exploitation of Rosewood harvesting in line with the agreement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Deputy Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, Mr John Allotey, told a press conference... Read more
Ghana Mine workers applaud fight against illegal mining
Prince William Ankrah, General Secretary of the Ghana Mine workers Union, has hailed government and stakeholders’  efforts at tackling illegal mining, which has destroyed Ghana’s water bodies and farmlands. He however said the national drive in combating the threat ought to be sustained with political actors to provide alternative... Read more
Small Scale Miners form task-force to clampdown  illegal miners .
  The Ghana National  Association of Small Scale Miners has inaugurated a 20 -member Taskforce mandated to clampdown on illegal mining activities in the Anyinam mining zone under Oda mining district of the Eastern region . The task-force compose of members of Small Scale Miners Association, Security personnel and... Read more
Water Research Institute calls for legalization of galamsey
The Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says government will be effective at monitoring activities of small scale miners if it legalizes galamsey. The Institute said the degeneration of illegal mining in the country is a function of the absence of effective... Read more
Ghana: University of Energy develops bio-degradable plastic
  The Department of Energy and Environmental Engineering of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), has developed bio-degradable plastics from corn starch. The material is of various forms of texture – soft, semi-soft and hard depending on the purpose for its usage when produced on industrial scale.... Read more
Churches join fight against galamsey
  Heads of churches in the Ashanti region have resolved to assist the government in the ongoing fight against illegal mining locally referred to as galamsey. The Christian group says it cannot keep mute on the issue because their silence against the menace emboldens the accomplices. Addressing the media... Read more
Protection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told
The Selm Muir Forest of West Lothian, Scotland. UN Photo/Robert Clamp Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests,... Read more
Low knowledge of Journalists in Science and environment has created  deficiency
The percentage of people in Sub-Saharan Africa who enjoy piped water on their premises has reduced significantly from 42% to 34%, according to a UN water report. The report noted the development is an indication that Sub-Saharan African is threatened by access to safe drinking water sources. Illegal mining,... Read more
Make aggressive push towards water harvesting techniques
  A soil scientist has called for aggressive promotion of simple water harvesting techniques for all year round farming, to aid the success of the “Planting for food and jobs” programme. Dr. Francis Tetteh, Head of the Soil Research Institute’s (SRI) Analytical Services Laboratory, said this was the way... Read more