Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Chinese ‘illegal miners’ ditch Ghanaian counterparts in court
Four Ghanaians, who were arrested with their five Chinese counterparts on March 24th, 2017 for allegedly mining illegally in the River Ankobra in the Western Region, were on Monday ditched in court by their Chinese counterparts. Before all the 10 accused persons were granted bail by the Sekondi High... Read more
Irate youth torch $1.5m mining equipment
Rampaging residents of Akyem Abekoase in the Atiwa District of the Eastern region have set ablaze excavators, generators and new mining equipment worth $1.5 million belonging to Adjei-Dankwa Investment. It is unclear what triggered the violent action of the gun, machete-wielding youth numbering about 300. The incensed protestors tied... Read more
Chinese Monica wants Baako to come clean over galamsey sex video
Veteran journalist Abdul Kweku Baako name and shame tactic on the subject of galamsey has caused a stir among the Chinese community in Ghana. Mr. Baako mentioned Aisha Huan and another whose first name he gave as ‘Monica’ as involved in galamsey activities in the country. A Chinese woman ... Read more
Council of State backs review of small scale mining laws
The Council of State has backed calls for a total review of Ghana’s small scale mining laws. Chairman of the council, Nana Otuo Serebour, said it is evident that current laws have failed to sanitize the sector. Members of the Council of State commenced a tour of illegal mining... Read more
Minister urges National Biosafety Authority Tribunal to be fair
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has urged members of the Appeals Tribunal Committee of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) to execute their task with fairness and due diligence. He said the Committee would play a crucial role in the implementation of the... Read more
Galamsey: I’m Waiting For Instructions Before I Fight Galamsey
District Chief Executive for Amansie Central, Asamoah Boateng has declared his resolve to pursue President Akufo Addo’s war against illegal mining in the area. Residents of Amansie Central and neighbouring towns risk losing access to potable water due to the effects of illegal mining activities also known as “galamsey”... Read more
14 Galamsey Machines Burnt On Offin River
A joint police and the Anti Illegal Mining Taskforce of the Small Scale Miners Association in the Ashanti region have swooped three mining communities in the Atwima Mponua District to clamp down on “galamseyers” who have defied the government’s directive to stop all illegal mining activities in the country. The... Read more
Trial of three Chinese illegal miners :Prosecution asked to get interpreter
The Koforidua Circuit Court B in the Eastern region of Ghana has adjourned to May 23,2017 for trial to begin in a case involving three Chinese nationals and three Ghanaian illegal miners arrested at Denkyira near Nkawkaw in the Eastern region . The Court has also asked Prosecution to... Read more
“We were hunting  for Bush rat not mining” -Foreigners standing trial for mining illegally in Atewa forest
Drama unfolded in Koforidua Circuit Court” B ” in the Eastern region of Ghana ,Thursday when 14 out of 29 foreigners standing trial for engaging in illegal mining in the Atewa range of forest reserve apparently told the Court they were hunting for a bush rat in the forest... Read more
Okyenhene demands apology from BNI over galamsey accusation
The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has demanded an immediate apology from the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for wrongfully accusing him of engaging in ‘galamsey’ activities. His demands follow a BNI report which named the chief and his palace among scores of other chiefs from eight regions of... Read more