Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Ban on small-scale mining will be extended – Amewu
Indications are that the ban on small-scale mining meant to sanitize the mining industry and curb illegal mining will be extended. The initial six-month ban was set to end in October 2017, but the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said the extension of the ban is... Read more
Govt declares RED ALERT on illegal fishing
      Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister at the Presidency, on Wednesday, said the Government by an Executive Fiat, has declared a : “RED ALERT,” in all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing methods in Ghana. He said the relevant law enforcement agencies were, therefore, enjoined... Read more
Court fines 4 illegal miners ghc57,600 in default serve 96 months jail
The Asamankese Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Ayitey Armah Tetteh  has convicted four illegal miners dying of hunger to a total fine of Ghs57,600  in default serve  96 months jail term. The convicts  are;Sampson Kwabena Brobey-29 years,Oscar Amoako-22 years,Issac Yaw Twum-43 years and Solomon Aidoo-31 years. The... Read more
   Forestry Commission Commends Judge over Swift Prosecution of 29 foreign illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Branch of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has commended  the Presiding Judge of the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei -Kotei and the Attorney General Department in the region for the swift prosecution of the 29 foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve .... Read more
29 African illegal miners fined Ghc15,690,000 in default serve 139 prison sentence
The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’  Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei has convicted 29 illegal miners mostly foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve to a total fine of Ghc15,690 ,000 in default serve  139 years. Three of the convicts who are Ghanaians were convicted  to a... Read more
Oda Police invades mining sites; destroys equipments
The Akyem Oda Divisional Police Command has destroyed mining equipments belonging to some illegal miners at Akyem Aboabo in the Birim Central Municipality of the Eastern Region. Kasapa News Eastern regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah reports that the equipments destroyed are Chanfai machines which were being used for alluvia mining... Read more
Stop small scale mining now – Amewu warns foreigners
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John-Peter Amewu has warned foreign nationals still engaging in small scale mining in Ghana to desist from it with immediate effect or face his wrath. According to him, such activities are against Ghana’s constitution adding that persons found culpable “would face the... Read more
Anti-galamsey Taskforce arrests 108 illegal miners
Illegal Miners At least 108 people have been arrested by the 400-member Galamsey Taskforce dispatched across the country last week. The men were arrested at their mining sites during regular patrol conducted by the taskforce. The contingent in the Ashanti Region has arrested 82 illegal miners while the team... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard Taskforce on rampage ,set ablaze more than 10 excavators
Information gathered  indicates that the  Operation vanguard taskforce in the Eastern region on Monday invaded   Extra Gold company,fired several gunshots and  set ablaze  about 3 excavators and three pumping machines at Akyem Banso in Kwarbeng. The taskforce also invaded the mining sites of other  miners working under lease... Read more
E/R :Operation Vanguard Taskforce  arrest 26 illegal Miners
The Eastern regional operation Vanguard Taskforce  has arrested 26 illegal alluvia miners popularly known as Chanfai for defying ban on illegal mining activities .  The suspects were arrested from  August 3rd to 5th,2017 during their patrol operations in some mining sites in the region. The Deputy regional Public Relations... Read more