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…

Illegal miners work at night in Atewa
  Some illegal miners in the Atewa District of the Eastern region are clandestinely operating at night to avoid arrest by the security following the expiration of ultimatum to cease their destructive activities in the Country.     The armed illegal miners reportedly use powerful flashlights to work deep... Read more
Disband gold grinding mills in Tindonmolgo or face our wrath – Youth group to Reg. Minister
Some residents of Tindonmolgo in the Upper East region has called on the Upper East regional minister to disband Galamsey Grinding Mills in their community. According to them, the presence of these grinding mills and the activities of the illegal miners poses a health threat to members of the... Read more
Excavators on mining sites must apply for permits – Amewu
Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu has said all earth moving equipment will henceforth operate with permits in the country. Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM, Mr. Amewu said excavators found on various concession without permit will be confiscated. “Going forward excavators are just not going... Read more
Shocking : Chinese who led 50,000 Chinese Nationals  into illegal mining in Ghana uncovered
      The Chinese media reported that,in 2012 to 2013,about 50,000 Chinese Nationals migrated to Ghana to engage in illegal mining .The Chinese are responsible for introducing Changfa Technology ,which is equipments used in mining river beds hence the rise in Pollution of river bodies in Ghana creating... Read more
Media, partners paint Ghana red today to raise voices against galamsey
    Ghana goes red today as the media advocacy to end illegal mining (galamsey) switches its activities to another dimension. The Media Coalition Against Galamsey, OccupyGhana and other partners declared the day a “National Red Friday” to rally Ghanaians to demonstrate their rage and anger at illicit mining... Read more
I’m not involved in galamsey – Okyehene
  The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has discredited allegations that he is neck-deep into illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, in his jurisdiction, hence his inability to fight the illegal activity. He said the allegations were mere fabrications by his detractors, including some of his family members opposed... Read more
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