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…

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
The five Chinese and their Ghanaian counterparts arrested in March 2017 for mining illegally on River Ankobra at Dawule in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, abused Ghana’s immigration laws, a Senior State Attorney George Sackey has said. According to the State Attorney, the Chinese made false... Read more
Anti-galamsey: Govt begins clampdown on recalcitrant illegal mining firms
Government has heightened the fight against illegal mining by summoning mining companies that are still engaged in the act after the expiration of the 12-day ultimatum. Okobeng Mining Company has become the first of such companies to be summoned to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources because the firm... Read more
Lands Minister destroys sachet water belonging to illegal miners
The Lands Minister has destroyed bags of sachet of water belonging to some illegal miners at Tumentu in the Western Region. The minister and a media entourage found a metal cage where bags of satchet water was stored while the miners destroyed water sources of the local community. John... Read more
Nine district mine officers to proceed on leave
  Nine district mine officers in the country would from Monday proceed on indefinite leave, Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced . He said the officers had failed to ensure effective supervision and compliance with the mining rules and regulations, while others... Read more
Minister orders a mining firm to stop work in WR
  The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu has ordered a mining firm, Okobeng Mining Company, to halt any mining activities at Domenase in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region. The mining firm, which was issued with prospecting licence two months ago, had... Read more
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