Ghanaians eating too much fish – Fisheries Alliance convener

The excessively high intake of fish among Ghanaians is one of the reasons the country has to import over 60 percent of its fish, according to the Co-convener of the Fisheries Alliance, Richster Nii Amarfio. Ghana, which consumes over 950,000 metric tons of fish annually, imported $135 million worth of…

National Sanitation Authority in the offing – Minister

Government has completed a draft policy to establish a National Sanitation Authority to regulate and lead the implementation of quality sanitation services to Ghanaians, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, has said. He said the Authority would have a supporting Sanitation Fund that would make…

Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delay

A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years.The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But manufacturers…

Vietnam busts major wildlife trafficking ring
Police in Hanoi have arrested three alleged members of a wildlife trafficking ring and seized a large amount of illegal products, after tracking one of them for several years, according to media reports. The group was caught on April 27 carrying 33 kilograms (73 pounds) of rhino horn at Hanoi... Read more
Akufo-Addo cajoles galamseyers: Our interest is not to make you jobless
In his bid to water down the swelling dissent against his government, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo has assured miners that the crusade against galamsey is to create a win-win situation for them and the state. There is a nationwide campaign against illegal mining popularly referred to as galamsey following... Read more
21-year old boy drowns in Galamsey pit at Ejisu-Juaben
An abandoned galamsey site at Peminase in the Ejisu-Juaben in the Ashanti Region, has claimed the life of a 21 year old boy, Yaw Boakye. A cousin of the deceased who is the Assembly Member for the area, Owusu Asante Ahmed, said the deceased and his colleagues were working... Read more
West Africa:China’s appetite pushes fish stocks to brink
  Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times Women sold fish at a market in Joal, Senegal, where overfishing has caused stocks to plummet. By Andrew Jacobs New York Times JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on... Read more
Minerals Commission announces Online Mining Licensing System
         The Minerals Commission of Ghana with support from Australian government is developing an online mining licensing system for legal miners as a move to weed out galamsey, according to Isaac Abraham, Head of Public Relations. Dubbed “Digital Cadastre System”, the framework when completed, would have the... Read more
140 security men deployed to flush out galamseyers
The Ashanti regional police command in collaboration with the military has deployed 140 armed police and military personnel to flush out illegal miners operating at Obuasi and Susanso. The move, according to the Ashanti regional police commander DCOP Ken Yeboah, aims at supporting the government’s attempt at ending the... Read more
Galamsey Fight: We’re on standby – Military
The Commanding Officer  of the 4th  Infantry Battalion Lt. Col. Sebastian Abraham Arhin has indicated that the Military is prepared to assist the Akufo-Addo led-administration to fight  illegal mining (galamsey) in the country. According to Lt. Col Arhin in an interview with Kumasi-based, Abusua FM, his Unit has been alerted... Read more
  Police say a woman has been shot and killed outside a wildlife sanctuary in a suburban area of Northern California. Walnut Creek Police say the woman was slain about 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Walnut Creek, an affluent city about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of San Francisco. She... Read more
Indonesian court revokes environmental license for the Cirebon coal plant expansion
An Indonesian administrative court ruled that expansion plans for the Cirebon coal-fired power plant in West Java are in violation of the local spatial planning law. The court ordered the project’s environmental license be revoked, without which development should not be able to continue. The verdict came one day... Read more
Tarkwa: One dead, 2 others hospitalized after falling into galamsey pit
One person has died while two others have been hospitalized after they fell into an abandoned galamsey pit at Kwabedu, a suburb of the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality of the Western region. An eye witness told this website that the unfortunate incident happened yesterday about 9:00 pm when the three... Read more