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…

NGO proposes four-pronged approach in dealing with galamsey menace
Ing. Evans Arthur speaking at the press conference in Accra  Global Agenda Services (GAS) Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has proposed a four-pronged approach by which the government can deal with the menace of illegal mining (galamsey) on a sustainable basis. Addressing a press conference in Accra, the Executive... Read more
Zoomlion Foundation, Shape Attitude Ghana mark World Environment Day
    Various stakeholders on Monday 5th June 2017, observed this year’s World Environment Day at Winneba in the Effutu Municipal Assembly of the Central Region, under the theme ‘Connecting People to Nature.’ The gathering was made up of 250 participants, including students, teachers, government officials, opinion leaders and... Read more
‘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