Tie and dye waste disposal worrying- Volta CNC

  Mr Emmanuel Quao, the Volta Regional Director for the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has cautioned producers of tie and dye against indiscriminate disposal of waste water. He said the practice of disposing waste from the production of tie and dye into streams and open space posed environmental and…

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…

  Denkyira-Obuasi :Taskforce arrest 4 illegal miners, sets mining equipment ablaze
The Ashanti Regional Small Scale Miners Association taskforce has arrested four (4) illegal miners and destroyed several mining equipment at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region. The Taskforce was set up by the Ghana Association of Small Scale Miners to support government to clamp down on the activities of illegal... Read more
3 Togolese nabbed; 21 galamsey equipment destroyed at Amansie West Source
Some galamsey machines in Amansie West At least three people suspected to be Togolese have been arrested for engaging in illegal mining at Keniago Essienkyem in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.The men were apprehended during an operation by a joint team of police from the Manso... Read more
Denkyira Obuase residents defy galamsey ban ,mining with impunity
      An investigation conducted by a non-governmental organization, Volunteers Against Environmental Degradation has revealed that galamsey is still ongoing at Upper Denkyira West District and its sorrounding communities including residents from Denkyira obuasi.   Denkyira Obuasi area has been in the news for bad reason month ago... Read more
Forestry Commission begs CJ to deal with illegal logging
  The Forestry Commission of Ghana is appealing to the new Chief Justice to ensure that courts deal with illegal logging cases incisively with severe punishment to deter others. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission,Mr.Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie  explained that ,illegal logging is a bane to Forest sustainability due... Read more
2 Chinese galamseyers sent back to jail for failing to meet bail conditions
Two of the five accused persons in the Aisha Galamsey trial failed to meet the bail conditions set by the court but were still granted bail together with the other three who met the bail conditions fully. All five accused persons were expected to have submitted their passports at... Read more
Russia Ukraine illegal miners  granted bail 
An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to the two Russians and two Ukrainians arrested in the Ashanti region for engaging in illegal mining. They were granted bail to the tune of GH¢200, 000 each with one surety who must be a Ghanaian. They were said to have mined... Read more
We’ll fight galamsey fiercely despite resistance – Minister
The Ministry of the Interior has reiterated its commitment to vigorously support government’s fight against illegal mining. It said the government will deal firmly with persons who carry out the illegal act regardless of their political affiliations and resistance. The Deputy Interior Minister, Henry Quartey, who made the comments... Read more
Illegal mining: Baako fingers “big fish” at Forestry Commissio
Editor in chief of the New Crusading Guide is accusing “a big fish” at the Forestry Commission of selling Ghana’s green forest reserves to Chinese galamsey miners. Malik Kweku Baako Jnr will not name the official, at least for now, but says “that big man” was caught on tape... Read more
Pressure mounts on Forestry Commission to release seized truck-load of illegal lumber at Kibi
The  Forestry Commission of Ghana is under intense Political pressure to release truck smuggling illegal lumber believed to have been harvested from the Atewa Forest Reserve . Officials of the commission seized the truck loaded with illegal lumber during the World Environment Day Celebration held at Kibi . However,... Read more
Our men are  being killed – Forestry  C’sion boss
The Central Regional Director of the Forestry Commission Mr. Ebenezer Dagbletey has alleged that staff of the commission are being killed as they embark on their legitimate duties. The staff according to him, continue to suffer mob attacks including lynching and shooting in some communities by chain saw operators... Read more