Stopping galamsey: Gov’t to ban mercury imports by end of year

Government has disclosed it will ban the importation of mercury to augment efforts to curb the impact of illegal mining activities in the country. The move is expected to take effect by the end of 2017. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng who announced this…

‘Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic

Story by Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent Image captionScience reporter Victoria Gill looks at why there is so much plastic on beaches US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes. It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been…

VRA donates borehole to Bilharzia endemic community

The Volta River Authority of Ghana (VRA), has donated a solar panel powered borehole amounting to GHC 80,000.00 to residents of Serdom, a village in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region. The borehole, which will provide water to the about a 1,000 residents in Serdom, has 9 delivery outlets…

Chinese gov’t in full support of anti-galamsey fight- Amewu
  Lands and Natural Resources Minister is cautioning against the creation of a non-existent diplomatic row between Ghana and China in the wake of the anti-galamsey fight. John Peter Amewu says relations between the two countries are cordial insisting, any Ghanaian having trade challenges with the Chinese government must... Read more
We don’t do galamsey; we provide technical support- Chinese man
    Chinese nationals in the Wassa Akropong district of the Western Region say the only role they play in the illegal small-scale mining in the area is to provide technical support to local miners. They are therefore baffled by persistent claims in the media that Chinese are involved... Read more
Government must remain resolute on its fight against galamsey
  Professor Joshua Adebisi Omotosho, a visiting lecturer from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, has urged the Government not to succumb to pressure but remain resolute in its fight against galamsey. He said the activities of galamsey had cost Ghana so much that, it would not be easily to... Read more
We’ll allow you to mine but properly – Minister
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu has disclosed that government will help illegal miners return to the mines after legitimizing their activities. “We will help you go back to the land and do your mining but not what you are doing out there,” he told... Read more
Ministerial task-force tours galamsey sites
A ministerial task-force has toured some illegal mining sites in the Eastern Region, as government’s three-weeks ultimatum to the miners to stop the illegality ends today, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.   The task-force, led by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu, also includes officials from... Read more
Ultimatum to illegal miners in Ghana expires,gov’t announces next action
  The 21-day ultimatum for all illegal mining  activities to cease  in Ghana expires today, Wednesday .The government  is expected to announce the next line of action  which is likely to be deployment of  armed military and police combatants to the affected areas to deal with  recalcitrant illegal  miners... Read more
Police vow to clamp down on ‘illegal miners’
  The Police say they are ready to clamp down on illegal miners destroying farmlands and river bodies across the country. According to the Police, some of the officers have been specially trained for this project. The Public Relations Officer of the Service Superintendent Cephas Arthur said they will... Read more
Farmers up in arms with poachers
  Farmers in Badu  a farming Community in the Brong -Ahafo region of Ghana are up in arms with  poachers over destruction of several acres of farms while hunting for game. The aggrieved farmers say ,the poachers mostly from Wenchi community, torch forest and farms to aid capturing  the... Read more
GUNSA urges gov’t to comply with ratified International Conventions on environment
The Ghana United Nations Students and Youth Association (GUNSA)  has called on government of Ghana to comply with various international conventions on environment which the country has ratified to help safeguard the environment from further destruction.In a statement issued in Accra by the Association stated that, “ we demand... Read more
Ghana President ‘replies’ Chinese Ambassador over galamsey fight
The President of Ghana , Nana Akufo-Addo  has stated that, government will continue to enforce the laws of the country  in the fight against illegal mining  without diplomatic considerations ,however will ensure that diplomatic relationships  thrive . The President specifically made reference to the Concerns that government’s decision to... Read more