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…

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
Two illegal loggers arrested in Atewa forest 
Two persons have been arrested by a joint team of Police and Forestry Commission rangers over illegal lumbering of economic trees in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The petrol team of the Forestry Commission while embarking on normal surveillance operation in the forest detected the two suspects smuggling the... Read more
President’s Address to Traditional Authorities during Forum on the fight  against galamsey. Transcribed by Eva Gagakuma – A Rocha Ghana
Ghana’s President Akufo Addo speaks tough on the environment during a forum for traditional Authorities on the fight against galamsey on July 10,2017. Bellow is the Transcribed by Eva Gagakuma – A Rocha Ghana.   How important the issue that has brought all of us here together is for... Read more
Ban Plastic straws and bottled water, adopt bamboo and paper
Executive directors and Ambassadors of drink safety water, are calling on various districts and municipal Assemblies  to immediately ban plastic straws and bottled water in the country due to its non biodegradable properties.   According to Mr. Issaka Amon Kotei, who is a local government expert and Drink Safety... Read more
Help gov’t to fight against galamsey – GRASAG Secretary aspirant to the youth
An aspirant seeking for the National Secretary position of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana, Wilhelmina Delphina Dolphine, has called on the youth to join in the fight against illegal mining since its effect has a negative impact on the environment .She revealed that the negative environmental impact include... Read more
Forest Commission intensifies awarness on REDD+ program
  The Forestry commission of Ghana has admited awareness creation on the National Strategy on REDD+ has not been vigorous as expected hence decision by the Commission to intensify public education on the program aim at conserving forest and reducing carbon emission. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation... Read more
Stop the ‘sea galamsey’ – Fishermen told
Fishermen must comply with fishing regulations and do away with unhealthy fishing practices in order to protect marine life and sustain livelihoods, Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) MP Samuel Atta-Mills has admonished. The warning following the upsurge in illegal fishing methods in the country’s seas for the past few... Read more