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…

1000 illegal miners  invade KweiKaru forest reserve in Ghana tracing  gold layer
  The Kweikaru Forest reserve in the Eastern region of Ghana is under siege by illegal miners mostly foreign nationals tracing a layer of gold . It is estimated that, about 1000 illegal miners have invaded the forest belt  prospecting for gold ostensibly to locate a major gold layer... Read more
Defiant illegal miners  invade Atewa Forest reserve with excavator :Clash with forestry Team
. The Forestry Commission of Ghana ,Eastern regional branch has impounded an excavator being used by illegal miners who have invaded  the  Atewa Range Forest reserve . The excavator was moved into an area of the forest known as Cambodia near Segyimase  by defiant illegal miners prospecting for gold... Read more
Ghana to turn water reservoirs into security zone areas
The Executive Secretary of the Water Resources Commission (WRC), Mr Ben Ampomah has said Ghana is in the process of turning all water reservoirs into security zones. He said this was necessary as it would help safeguard the provision of quality treated water for the people. A statement issued... Read more
‘GALAMSEY’, A THREAT TO LIFE
The high level of pollution of water bodies in the country is a real life-threatening situation staring the country in the face regarding the total destruction of the country’s sources of water that are meant for treatment for drinking purposes and other uses. Needless to say, water bodies in... Read more
NPP strongholds are notorious for galamsey – Minister
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources ,John -Peter Amewu,has  fessed -up that,strongholds of the Ruling New Patriotic Party are notorious for  illegal mining in Ghana . According to the Minister, despite this situation,there is strong support by Party functionaries and NPP Members of Parliament  for the waging fight... Read more
MP calls for establishment of Environmental Police Unit in Ghana
The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor  has suggested to government to establish Environmental Police Unit under the Ghana Police Service to keep guard over the environment from destruction . The Lawmaker believes ,the establishment of this special Police Unit would help the country to conserve and... Read more
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species  risk extinction
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence. Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according... Read more
Ghana: Four more Chinese illegal miners arrested bringing the number to 8
  The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested four more Chinese nationals engaged in  illegal gold mining .The arrest of the four brings the total number of Chinese busted  in the region within a week ,to eight (8) in addition to   two Ghanaian accomplices . The latest arrest... Read more
Ecologist calls for national research strategy
Dr Benjamin Delali Dovie, a lecturer and researcher at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, has called for a national research and development strategy to provide the needed data for policy making. Dr Dovie said such a strategic system must be initiated and funded by the... Read more
El Salvador makes history as first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining
El Salvador has made history after becoming the first country in the world to ban metal mining. Lawmakers in the water-parched country passed the ban in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, declaring El Salvador a mining-free territory. The decision followed a long and bitter struggle to protect the Central... Read more