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…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

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
I’ve never met ‘galamsey queen’ Aisha – Minister
The Ashanti regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has flatly denied ever knowing the alleged notorious Chinese illegal miner, Asia Huang. The Minister’s remarks was in reaction to a publication in The Republic Newspaper that claimed  that he had been “hobnobbing” with the dreaded galamseyer and as a result granted  her... Read more
Aisha’s excavators were released because seizure was unauthorized – Ex Minister
Former Ashanti Regional Minister in the erstwhile John Mahama administration, John Alexander Ackon has explained the reasons for the release of seized excavators of the female Chinese galamsey kinpin, Asia Huang aka Aisha in August 201 According to him, the operation that led to the siezure of the equipment... Read more
You don’t deserve to be paid, if you can’t arrest notorious miners – Amewu to Police
Some notorious illegal miners have reportedly returned to site at Daboase in the Western region, after national efforts to ward them off. Officials of the Ghana Water Company Limited who were on their routine testing of the water bodies in the enclave found them mining on the Pra River.... Read more
New report details enormous corruption, illegal logging along Vietnamese border with Cambodia
Vietnamese officials, companies and private individuals are systematically smuggling huge amounts of illegally logged timber from protected areas of Cambodia into Vietnam, according to a new report. The findings are based on months of undercover field research made public by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Approximately 300,000 cubic meters... Read more
Arresting Chinese nationals won’t solely end galamsey -Chinese Ambassador
The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Sun Baohong,  has stated frankly that,arrest of Chinese nationals engage in illegal gold mining in Ghana is not the only panacea to end the menace. According to her ,Ghana must lay the needed structures to permanently  fix the menace  ,a move ,according to her,... Read more
Talk to your citizens to respect our laws – Hamid tells Chinese Ambassador
The Minister of information, Mustapha Hamid has told the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana that the country will  not hesitate to apply the full force of the law if any Chinese national is arrested in connection with illegal mining. The Minister’s remark comes on the heels of government’s massive showdown... Read more
A High Court in Accra has remanded into prison custody Aisha Huang, the Chinese woman believed to be deeply engaged in illegal mining, and four other Chinese nationals till May 23, 2017. The court said it could not trust that Aisha and the four other Chinese nationals would make themselves available... Read more